The RSPCA is appealing for information after a guinea pig was abandoned in a carrier bag in the car park of a supermarket.

A member of the public found the small animal at Asda in Minworth, Sutton Coldfield, on Saturday evening, and contacted the RSPCA.

Inspector Kate Levesley collected the guinea pig and took him to a vet, where he was checked over.

Kate said: “This poor guinea pig had been put in a box, which was put inside an … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people to carefully consider the needs of a pet before taking one on – after three hamsters were dumped on a Birmingham street in a shoebox which had “free hamsters” written on it.

The hamsters were left on a footbridge over a ford in the Sarehole Mill area. There were three hamsters in the box – but the lid was open, so there may have been more who escaped.

Rachel Butler, RSPCA spokeswoman for Birmingham, said: … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has launched an investigation after a dog who went missing from her home four years ago was found with serious injuries thought to have been caused by dog-fighting.

The Staffordshire bull terrier was found on The Leverretts, in Birmingham, by a member of the public on 28 December. The woman contacted the RSPCA and an inspector went to collect the dog.

When Inspector Mike Scargill arrived, he was shocked by the state of the dog. She had extensive … Continue reading…

A man who was caught on CCTV beating his dog next to a canal in Bilston, Wolverhampton, has been disqualified from keeping animals for two years by magistrates.

Carl Pugh (DOB 23/11/82), of Elizabeth Avenue, Bilston, appeared at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 14 December, where he was sentenced for causing unnecessary suffering to American bulldog Jeff.

Pugh was found guilty in his absence at an earlier hearing last month.

As well as the two-year disqualification order, Pugh was given … Continue reading…

With the West Midlands covered in snow for the past week, there have been a group of dedicated animal-lovers who went out of their way to ensure dogs and cats in need didn’t go without.

The RSPCA’s Birmingham Animal Centre in Frankley Green became isolated when snow started to fall on Friday last week, after the country lanes leading towards it became dangerous to drive on.

But it didn’t deter the dedicated staff, many of who decided to walk on … Continue reading…