A man who beat his 11-week-old kitten and then suffocated the animal with a duvet seven hours later has been jailed for 16 weeks.

Kieran Haynes (DOB 19/01/1998), of Devon Gardens, Birkenhead, was sentenced by magistrates in Wirral yesterday (Tues 3 April), after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to causing unnecessary suffering to the kitten named Niko.

RSPCA inspector Anthony Joynes investigated the case after Niko’s body was found hanging outside a block of flats where Haynes’s ex-partner lived … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an elderly emaciated Staffordshire bull terrier was found staggering in a street in Birkenhead.

The dog was found by a member of the public in Whetstone Lane on New Year’s Eve. They contacted the RSPCA, who took the dog to a vets to be examined.

Sadly she was so poorly that the vet made the decision to put her to sleep to prevent further suffering.

RSPCA inspector Lisa Lupson said: “The dog was … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was seen being thrown from a bridge in Wirral.

A member of the public rescued the dog – a male border terrier – after witnessing him being thrown from a bridge in Lingham Lane, Moreton, onto wasteland below on New Year’s Day.

The dog is now in the RSPCA’s care, where staff have nicknamed him Milo. Sadly Milo isn’t microchipped so the RSPCA is hoping the public will be able to … Continue reading…

Two elderly Staffordshire bull terriers are crossing their paws for a new home this Christmas – after being in the RSPCA’s care for more than A YEAR.

Kaya, who is aged 13, and Kane, who is 10, arrived at the animal charity’s Wirral branch in October 2016 after Kaya was beaten by her owner in a Wirral street. As a result, both dogs were taken in by the RSPCA while investigations and a prosecution took place.

The dogs have now … Continue reading…

Wirral RSPCA inspector Anthony Joynes will return to the small screen next week in new Channel 5 show Jo Brand’s Cats and Kittens – where cameras will follow him rescuing stray kittens from a scrap yard and returning a confused and lost cat with her worried owner.

The inspector, who also stars in Channel 5 show The Dog Rescuers, is among a group of RSPCA officers across the country who had a camera crew follow them as they go about … Continue reading…