A man has been disqualified from keeping animals for 10 years after one of his cats was found dead in a room in his house after starving to death.

Samuel Rowarth-Powell, 28, of Blackpool Street, Burton, has been sentenced at North Staffordshire Justice Centre, after he was found guilty in his absence, at an earlier hearing, of four Animal Welfare Act offences.

The court heard that Rowarth-Powell contacted the RSPCA to say that he was not able to feed his … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging dog-walkers to keep their pets on a lead when around wildlife – after two swans were found dead in a Staffordshire park with injuries consistent with being attacked by an animal.

The two birds were discovered at the side of a lake in Chasewater Country Park, in Burntwood, on Wednesday 21 February, both with bite marks on their body and necks.

RSPCA inspector Laura Baker said: “The injuries were consistent with being attacked by another animal, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a four-month-old puppy with injuries to his neck and leg was found in a communal bin in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

A member of the public made the shocking discovery, in Wilton Street, on Tuesday evening (12 December).

The body of the tan Staffordshire bull terrier-type dog, who had blood all over his neck and face, has now been removed by an RSPCA officer.

The dog wasn’t microchipped so the RSPCA has been … Continue reading…

An abused dog whose jaw was torn off after she was used for badger baiting is set to have a happy Christmas thanks to the RSPCA.

The brown Parson Russell terrier was discovered last Christmas wandering down a Walsall street with horrific facial injuries and taken to a vet who immediately called the animal welfare charity.

She had fresh wounds to her ears and part of her jaw was missing. The discovery of a radio transmitter collar confirmed the vet’s … Continue reading…

The RSPCA in Burton is appealing for people to rehome a mouse after becoming inundated with them.

The branch, in Hillfield Lane, Stretton, currently has 16 mice who they are struggling to rehome.

Cyan Hulland, from the branch, said: “A member of the public got in touch with us for help after they had two mice who had, over time, multiplied to over 50.

“We were able to take in 21, with the remaining mice going to different centres, and … Continue reading…