An owl who was rescued hanging from a tree by fishing litter is on the mend after being treated with steam from a KETTLE.

The tawny owl had gotten tangled in discarded fishing line 10 metres up a in a tree in Green Lane, Walsall, on Thursday 9 November. West Midlands Fire Service attended and requested the assistance of the RSPCA to rescue the stricken bird.

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Cat Strawford said: “We don’t know for sure how long … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people with information to come forward after a man was seen beating a dog on a bus in Walsall.

The animal charity was contacted by a worried member of the public who witnessed the incident on the 10A bus from Walsall to Brownhills, on Thursday last week (12 October) at around 4.25pm.

RSPCA inspector Laura Bryant said: “The caller witnessed a man inflict several blows to the side of the dog, who appeared frightened and had … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after receiving reports that ducks are being shot at on a Walsall canal.

A member of the public contacted the animal welfare charity on Thursday 31 August after witnessing two ducks being shot dead with a pellet gun on a canal behind a row of houses in St John’s Close.

RSPCA inspector Laura Bryant said: “We are very concerned to hear that someone is deliberately targeting wildlife in such a cruel way. There have … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the dead bodies of a kitten and a cat in a box were pulled out of Walsall Canal.

A member of the public witnessed a man in a hi-vis jacket throw the brown box – which was covered in white tape – into the canal from Bridgeman Street, Walsall, in the early afternoon of Friday, 8 September.

The man who witnessed it was concerned about what was in the box, and contacted the … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has launched an appeal to raise £4,000 for one of its rescue dogs who urgently needs medical tests.

The chihuahua, called Honey,  was rescued last month from a house where there were 82 dogs. Neglected Honey has now been placed in a foster home with RSPCA officer Catherine Strawford in Walsall and she had been doing really well – until last week.

Catherine said: “I started to worry about her because she kept running into doors and walls … Continue reading…