The RSPCA is appealing for information about a video being circulated on the internet which shows an injured sheep – thought to have a broken leg – being tossed into a field by a man.

It is believed that the footage – which has been retweeted more than 6,000 times on Twitter – was filmed near to Stoke-on-Trent, however the RSPCA does not have any further information at this stage.

As a result, the animal welfare charity is appealing for … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a fox died after being shot with a plastic arrow in Stoke-on-Trent.

The animal welfare charity was contacted on Sunday after a member of the public spotted the animal with the arrow sticking out of his back left leg in Spout Lane. Sadly, when an RSPCA inspector found him he had died from his injuries.

RSPCA inspector Charlotte Melvin said: “Sadly there was very little chance of the fox overcoming this injury. The … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after three shivering domestic quails were dumped in a Stoke-on-Trent park.

The RSPCA was contacted on Monday last week (24 July) after a member of the public saw a man walk towards a lake in Tunstall Park with a large metal cage. He was then seen throwing the terrified birds into the water before walking away. The incident occurred at around 6pm.

RSPCA inspector Charlotte Melvin said: “The birds were shivering, they were scared … Continue reading…

An underweight dog who was rescued after being spotted through a window is due to star on the small screen in Channel 5’s Dog Rescuers show presented by Alan Davies.

Inspector Kate Parker from the RSPCA was called to a home in Stafford after a member of the public contacted the animal welfare charity with concerns about the dog.

The whippet-cross, called Max, was being left for long periods of time, often sitting in the window, and was not being … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for investigation after a cat was shot six times with an air rifle in Stoke-on-Trent – the third time the cat has been shot in the last 12 months.

Two-year-old Dante was rushed to a vet on the morning of Wednesday 5 July by his concerned owners after he returned to his home in Trent Valley Road with a wound to the side of his body.

An x-ray showed that he had six pellets inside his … Continue reading…