The RSPCA is appealing for information after a poorly cat with a deformed tail who was unable to walk was dumped in a box in Stoke-on-Trent.

A group of children witnessed a woman, who had a dalmatian dog with her, dump the cat in Wileman Street at around 4pm on Thursday, 31 August.

The woman, who had short brown hair, allegedly told the children, “If you want to kill the cat, you could.”

The elderly cat, who has been nicknamed … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a pony with a severe injury to her leg was abandoned in a field.

A member of the public reported the pony to the RSPCA after spotting her in an open ploughed field in Whitehouse Lane, in Codsall, South Staffordshire, on Friday, 18 August.

RSPCA inspector Jackie Hickman went to the field and immediately called a vet. Inspector Hickman said: “The poor pony had a large puncture wound to her back left leg, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA’s Burton branch is urgently seeking a new home for a long-stay cat with a heart condition which may result in his life being shortened.

Clive has been with the branch since April after his previous owner was hospitalised, but sadly since then no one has come forward to offer him a home.

The 18-month-old has a grade 4 heart murmur, and staff are worrying that this puts people off from adopting him – but the staff are sure … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a turtle with a severely swollen body was found abandoned in a Stoke-on-Trent park.

The musk turtle was found in Hartshill Park on Wednesday (30 August). The member of the public who found the turtle contacted the RSPCA, who transferred the turtle to an exotics vet.

Examination by a vet has shown that the turtle is suffering from lymphoedema, thought to be as a result of being fed a poor diet. The turtle … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people to dispose of angling litter properly after a bat suffered a serious injury when he got a fishing hook impaled through his face.

The daubenton’s bat was found with horrific injuries to his face at Branston Golf and Country Club, in Burton-on-Trent, on Wednesday last week (23 August).

A member of the public contacted the RSPCA after finding the bat dangling on fishing line from a tree.

He was collected by an RSPCA officer and … Continue reading…