The RSPCA is urging people to check the conditions of their fences after a fox died when he got stuck in a poorly maintained fence in Birmingham.

The male juvenile fox was found by a member of the public hanging by one of his hind legs off a wooden fence in Marsh Hill, Erdington, on Saturday (28 Nov).

Now the RSPCA is releasing an image of the fox as a stark reminder to people to check that their garden fencing … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after three swans were found dead at a nature reserve.

The swans – which were all aged around two – were found by a member of the public at Fens Pool Nature Reserve, in Dudley, two weeks ago.

Their deaths have not been explained and there were no obvious wounds on their bodies.

RSPCA inspector Kelly Lake said: “We do not know if these swans died maliciously or whether this is natural, but due … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information about a cat who died after being shot at close range in Birmingham.

George, a male tabby who was eight months old, suffered serious injuries to his kidneys and a main artery after being shot in his abdomen.

He was found in the back garden of his home in Chestnut Drive, Erdington, Birmingham, on the evening of Wednesday, 11th November by his owners, Rachel and Richard Bourne.

George, pictured left, was rushed to the … Continue reading…

A cat was rescued by the RSPCA and West Midlands Fire Service after becoming impaled on a fence in Birmingham.

The young female tabby, who has been named Sparkle, was found by a member of the public on a metal railing fence in their back garden in Bromford Lane, Washwood Heath, on the evening of Friday, 6 November.

A 45cm metal pole had impaled the cat’s left hind leg, causing extensive injuries. She is now recovering in the RSPCA’s care … Continue reading…

A puppy in Coventry who was described by an RSPCA inspector as one of the thinnest dogs she had ever seen has been spoiled with toys and treats donated by a kind-hearted couple who live 175 miles away.

Helen and Steve McGuirl, of Darlington, read about five-month-old lurcher William online and decided they wanted to do something to help him while he is in the care of the RSPCA.

When he was taken into the RSPCA’s Coventry Animal Centre last … Continue reading…