A cat who had gotten wedged between two brick walls at a home in Stoke-on-Trent was rescued after a four-hour operation to free him.

The RSPCA was contacted by the concerned owner of Mickey at 10pm on Thursday (2 February) after the plucky cat was found squeezed down a tiny gap – just eight inches wide – at the side of his house and his next door neighbour’s garage, in Meadow Lane.

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Cara Gibbon, who helped … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after 10 cats have reportedly gone missing from an area of Stoke-on-Trent during the course of one week.

Owners of the cats have reported them going missing in the first week of October. The cats all lived in or around Everest Road, in Kidsgrove. The RSPCA does not have any evidence about what may have happened to the cats.

RSPCA inspector Charlotte Melvin said: “This is a strange case and it is a large … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two baby rabbits were abandoned near a landfill in Stoke-on-Trent.

A man contacted the animal welfare charity after spotting the domestic pets – thought to be aged around three months old – on land near to Newford Valley Landfill, in Sneyd Green, on Thursday last week (11 August).

Both bunnies – one brown and one grey – were emaciated, dehydrated and had diarrhea. Sadly, the brown rabbit was very poorly and died later … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is investigating after a severely matted and underweight terrier was dumped by a derelict hotel in Stoke-on-Trent.

The Yorkshire terrier, thought to be aged around ten, was so hungry that he tried eating his own fur after it had been cut away from him at a vets.

The dog was found by two members of the public near to the Queen of Hearts hotel, in Lilydale Road, Bucknall, at around 5pm on Thursday (23 June). He has been … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people to come forward after a dog’s body was pulled from a lake in Stoke-on-Trent.

A member of the public spotted the body in a lake at Central Forest Park, in Hanley Road, on Sunday (24 January).

It is not known how the dog – a male brown Staffordshire bull terrier – died. There are no obvious injuries, and he was not microchipped or wearing a collar.

RSPCA inspector John Groake, who is investigating, said: “We … Continue reading…