A man who was caught on CCTV beating his dog next to a canal in Bilston, Wolverhampton, has been disqualified from keeping animals for two years by magistrates.

Carl Pugh (DOB 23/11/82), of Elizabeth Avenue, Bilston, appeared at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 14 December, where he was sentenced for causing unnecessary suffering to American bulldog Jeff.

Pugh was found guilty in his absence at an earlier hearing last month.

As well as the two-year disqualification order, Pugh was given … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a pony with a severe injury to her leg was abandoned in a field.

A member of the public reported the pony to the RSPCA after spotting her in an open ploughed field in Whitehouse Lane, in Codsall, South Staffordshire, on Friday, 18 August.

RSPCA inspector Jackie Hickman went to the field and immediately called a vet. Inspector Hickman said: “The poor pony had a large puncture wound to her back left leg, … Continue reading…

A special fundraising appeal has been launched by the RSPCA’s Stafford, Wolverhampton and District branch to raise money to pay for the treatment of a poorly cat who was hit by a car.

Black and white cat Harper came into the RSPCA’s care on 12 June after being picked up by an inspector following the incident. As a result of the collision, Harper suffered a fractured pelvis and was put on cage rest.

Everything seemed to be going fine, Harper … Continue reading…

A great spotted woodpecker was rescued by the RSPCA after getting tangled in fishing line in a tree – causing him to swing uncontrollably over a canal.

 

The RSPCA is releasing a video of the woodpecker to remind people about the hazards are fishing litter.

Last year, officers from the animal welfare charity rescued 697 animals from discarded fishing lines and other angling litter, such as hooks and barbs.

Luckily, the woodpecker – who was rescued from a canal in … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after six birds were found dead, shortly after a group of teenagers were seen shooting at birds with a catapult next to a canal in Wolverhampton.

Two teenage males with a black medium-sized dog, thought to have a docked tail, were witnessed by a member of the public aiming at the birds along the Wyrley and Essington canal, near Clanfield Avenue in the Wednesfield area of the city, at about 6.30pm on Saturday 29 … Continue reading…