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…

The RSPCA is appealing for people to come forward with information after a dog was abandoned in a street in Stoke-on-Trent.

CCTV footage obtained by the RSPCA shows someone walk the American bull dog up to a lamppost before tying his lead around it. They then walk away, leaving the dog barking, confused and wandering around the lamppost.

The incident happened at 2.10am on Monday, 17 July, in Clyde Street.

RSPCA inspector Charlotte Melvin said: “The dog was microchipped, however … Continue reading…

A wildlife photographer has caught the heartwarming moment two reunited swans made a love-heart shape with their necks after two months apart while one recovered in the RSPCA’s care.

The photo was snapped on Saturday (15 June) by Ian Sheridan, who was watching RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Dave Hollinshead release the male swan (‘cob’) at Doxey Marshes, in Stafford.

Two months earlier, the swan had been rescued by the RSPCA after suffering a foot injury. He was taken to the … Continue reading…