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…

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…

The story of two kittens who survived cat flu – which killed their two siblings – will be told in the new Channel 5 show Jo Brand’s Cats and Kittens.  

Billy and Bert were rescued by RSPCA inspector Herchy Boal after a member of the public contacted the animal charity when they found them in their garden with their stray mum.

When Herchy arrived at the house in Birmingham, one of the kittens was on the verge of death. … Continue reading…

An abused dog whose jaw was torn off after she was used for badger baiting is set to have a happy Christmas thanks to the RSPCA.

The brown Parson Russell terrier was discovered last Christmas wandering down a Walsall street with horrific facial injuries and taken to a vet who immediately called the animal welfare charity.

She had fresh wounds to her ears and part of her jaw was missing. The discovery of a radio transmitter collar confirmed the vet’s … Continue reading…