The RSPCA rescued a collapsed 19-year-old terrier cross who had been shut outside in the snow in temperatures of -3C during the Beast from the East.

The animal welfare charity received an anonymous call on 2 March to an address in Coventry, West Midlands.

RSPCA inspector Herchy Boal said: “Unfortunately during the recent snowy weather we received a huge number of calls – many of which were people who were concerned for dogs that had been shut outside in gardens, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA Coventry and Nuneaton branch are appealing for the paw-fect people to become volunteer fosterers and help them care for rescue cats and dogs.

The branch takes in animals who have been injured, neglected and abused to rehabilitate and rehome them – but they desperately need more fosterers to help them.

Jade Mason, from the RSPCA Coventry and Nuneaton branch, said: “We need both dog and cat fosterers but particularly dogs as there is a real shortage at the … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has issued a warning to pet owners not to ‘decorate’ their animals with accessories or jewellery after veterinary staff had to cut a bangle from a cat’s neck.

The UK’s largest and oldest animal welfare charity is urging pet owners not to dress their cats in any decorative items as they could be dangerous or cause injury.

The warning comes after an inspector came across a young cat with a metal bangle stuck around her neck.

Inspector Herchy … Continue reading…

A cat who is ‘allergic’ to living in a cattery is desperately looking for a new home.

Luna came into the RSPCA’s care in November after being found injured and straying in Birmingham. Initially she went into a foster home and was doing well, but was transferred to the charity’s Birmingham cattery before Christmas.

Shortly after settling into the RSPCA’s Newbrook Animal Centre, in Birmingham, Luna started to show symptoms of fur loss and sore feet. She was put back … Continue reading…

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…