A seal pup who was covered in oil is recovering at an RSPCA wildlife centre in Cheshire after being rescued in Merseyside.

The grey seal was rescued by an RSPCA officer after getting trapped in an oil compound.

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Lauren Bradshaw said: “He was found by one of the workers who was inspecting the site early on Wednesday. He heard something move on the gravel so shone his torch to try and find where the sound … Continue reading…

A much-loved cat has had to be put to sleep after being shot in the head with an airgun in Eggborough, Selby.

 

Dusty was found on Green Acres by a neighbour covered in blood, unable to walk or stand.

 

Her owner took her straight to the vets where she was given pain relief and x-rayed. Sadly vets advised she needed to be euthanised.

 

Owner Kate Brown said: “I’m devastated.

 

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A South Wales cat was rescued in the early hours of the morning, after getting his head stuck in a commercial rat trap in Langstone.

The animal welfare charity was contacted at 2.25am on Wednesday (January 9) – with the cat found near Langstone’s Premier Inn in Newport.

RSPCA officers work around the clock for animals in need – and within an hour, an inspector had rescued the cat and transferred him to a veterinary practice, where the rat box … Continue reading…

Two cats named after a famous comedy duo hope today’s launch of a new movie could aid their search for a new forever home.

Stanley Laurel and Oliver Hardy are brother cats, and currently based at the RSPCA’s Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre at Upper Colwyn Bay.

The siblings’ search for forever home happiness comes as a new film Stan & Ollie, starring Steve Coogan and John C Reilly, hits UK cinemas today.

Stanley and Oliver came into the RSPCA’s care in … Continue reading…

A Cwmbran man has been disqualified from keeping any animal for five years after failing to provide urgent veterinary care for a Staffordshire bull terrier, who was riddled with fleas, had chronic ear disease and serious skin problems.

Philip James Ellis, 41, of Beaumaris Houses, Llanyravon, pleaded guilty to two Animal Welfare Act offences at Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court on Monday (7 January).

He was also fined £120 and told to pay £85 in costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

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