An Ebbw Vale resident found an unexpected visitor at their home – after making the shock discovery of a three-foot snake in a kitchen gas meter.

RSPCA officers were alerted after the reptile – a kingsnake – was found in the gas meter of a flat on Mill Terrace in Cwm on Monday (4 June).

An animal collection officer attended the property to rescue the snake, who has now been transferred to a specialist centre in the West Midlands  - … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a Canada goose was shot with a crossbow in Smethwick.

The animal charity was contacted by a concerned member of the public who saw the injured goose on a canal in North Bridge Road, on 1 April.

An RSPCA officer caught the goose and took him to the charity’s Birmingham Animal Hospital, where the bird was sedated and the crossbow removed.

He was transferred to the charity’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two puppies were abandoned in a bush on April Fool’s Day.

A member of the public witnessed a man and a woman dump the puppies in a bush in Stallings Lane, Kingswinford, at around 3.15pm, before driving off in a BMW.

They retrieved the puppies and took them home before calling the RSPCA.

RSPCA inspector Vicki Taylor said: “The puppies are in reasonable health thankfully, but it does not make any sense at … Continue reading…

An RSPCA officer who is usually busy rescuing animals in the West Midlands proved she’s never really off-duty – when she rescued a tiny kitten from a car engine during a holiday in Mauritius this week.

RSPCA inspector Herchy Boal swapped the streets of Birmingham for the beaches of Mauritius as she jetted off on her holidays with her husband, Surj, on 25 March.

But she couldn’t spend two whole weeks without getting her animal fix so, on Thursday (5 … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an emaciated and very poorly cat was dumped in a field in Tamworth.

The female tabby cat, who is thought to be around 10-years-old, was found in a pink cat carrier in a field off Syerscote Lane, on 1 April.

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Catherine Strawford collected her and took her to the charity’s Birmingham Animal Hospital.

ACO Strawford said: “She is very thin and when she was weighed on arrival at … Continue reading…