RSPCA

Garage workers admit shooting rat out of air compressor like a cannonball

Three garage workers who filmed themselves firing a rat out of an air compressor pipe have admitted animal cruelty.<p>Shaun Fussell, 29, Lee Jones, 42, …

SPCA

Month-Old Puppy Has an Important Message About Leaving Dogs Outside in the Cold

The temperatures are starting to drop across the U.S. as winter approaches and for many, that means snuggling up inside, drinking hot cocoa, and …

Brutal

Come From Away Calendar Will Benefit Gander SPCA

The 2018 calendar is available for purchase at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.<p>The Broadway production of <i>Come From Away</i> has joined forces with the …

SPCA

Owl about that! Bird’s damaged wing treated with STEAM after rescue mission

An owl who was rescued hanging from a tree by fishing litter is on the mend after being treated with steam from a KETTLE.<p>The tawny owl had gotten …

Birmingham, UK

Cat found hanging in noose

A missing cat was found hanging in a neighbour’s garden in Bicester, Oxfordshire.<br>The cat, Puss Puss, was discovered by a distraught neigbour.<p>Puss …

Cats

RSPCA appeal after cat found in Wrexham nightclub

Staff were introduced to an unexpected VIP after a cat was discovered at a Wrexham nightspot.<p>Staff at Atik nightclub on Brook Street were surprised …

News (Wales)

It only takes a minute to give Take That budgies a new home

Four “frightened” budgies were dumped inside a box in Denbighshire.<p>RSPCA Cymru are appealing for information after the birds were left at a front …

News (Wales)

Missing cat in the UK found hanging in neighbour's garden: Report

OXFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom: The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is investigating, after the body of a missing cat was …

Cats

Outrage over kangaroo joey being fed beer in Carlisle

A photo showing a joey kangaroo being given a beer is believed to have been circulated on social media.<p>Outrage over the image has led to allegations …

SPCA

'Wings shot off, babies clinging to dead mothers': Dozens of flying foxes killed on Sunshine Coast

“Most people understand that flying foxes are vital to the environment, but apart from that, these animals were killed inhumanely and most endured …

Brisbane

Pet ban for owner who tried to heal cat's wounds with honey

A cat owner has been banned from keeping pets for a year after she attempting to heal its wounds with honey. Denise Smith, 58, had applied manuka honey to her cat Blacky's leg believing it had healing properties which would help him.<p>But the cat, who had cancer, was forced to have its leg amputated …

Alternative Medicine

Caernarfon snake in a drain reunited with owner

A mother has been reunited with her 4ft-long pet snake, which went missing four months ago.<p>Rebecca Wood, 34, contacted the RSPCA after pictures of …

News (Wales)

Napier cats killed by antifreeze

The Napier SPCA is warning residents a number of cats in the city have died after drinking anti-freeze.

New Zealand News

Newark animal shelter must clean house | Editorial

The mission of the Associated Humane Societies, which runs the largest animal sheltering system in New Jersey, is to "provide the highest quality of …

New Jersey

Animal cruelty charges against animal shelter director

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An animal welfare organization has announced animal cruelty charges against the executive director of a New Jersey animal shelter.<p>…

Upstate South Carolina

40 dogs, 6 cats, 3 birds found living in 1 home

Nearly 50 animals were rescued from a home filled with urine, feces and stacks of debris in Hockley, Texas.<p>The Houston SPCA says 40 dogs, six cats, a …

SPCA

New York set up Animal Abuse Squad after Irishman ‘ripped out’ cat’s claws in horrific torture

<b>A NEW ‘Animal Abuse Squad’ of specially-trained prosecutors has been established in New York after an Irishman horrifically tortured his housemate’s</b> …

Animal Abuse

Hamilton's aviary birds can stay put for now

The city is giving Hamilton Aviary volunteers until next summer to find a new home for the popular bird sanctuary.<p>A report in October recommended …

Birds

Cat knocked down in London turned out to be from France

Vets were baffled when a cat found in London following a near-fatal hit and run turned out to be French.<p>Meliodas has been miraculously reunited with …

Cats

Starving dog died after it was found abandoned at the side of a road

A starving dog that was found abandoned on the side of the road has died.<p>Mark May, aged 30, from Tireinon, Llanelli, discovered the dog on Friday …

Wales

Flame, the Belmont Fire Department's firehouse cat, honored by ASPCA

CLOSE<p>Firefighters at Belmont Fire Station took in a stray cat and gave him a new home at the station. Now, Flame the arson cat has nearly 13,000 …

Cats

Man jailed after refusing to take gravely-ill dogs for treatment at vets

These heartbreaking pictures show two severely ill dogs whose owner lost his job and refused to pay for vital veterinary treatment.<p>Peter Robinson, …

Manchester

Dog rescued after getting stuck in six-inch gap between wall and conservatory when it was spooked by fireworks

A dog spooked by fireworks ran half-a-mile before wedging itself between a wall and conservatory for 24 hours.<p>Taba disappeared via a first-floor window while its owners were out. The pet was discovered stuck fast in a six-inch gap the following evening and was rescued by firefighters in a …

SPCA

RSPCA get a surprise when they’re called to save owl stuck on roof - can you spot it?

A panicked member of the public called the RSPCA to save an owl trapped by its legs on top of a chimney.<p>But, when heroic officers arrived to save the …

SPCA

Plante should move ahead on calèche ban, pit bulls: SPCA

The Montreal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) hailed the election of Valérie Plante as mayor of Montreal and said the …

Canadian News

Firefighters free live stag 'tangled' in net with dead one

<b>A distressed stag was forced to drag a dead one around after the antlers of both animals became tangled in netting.</b><p>The RSCPA believes the stags could have become stuck whilst rutting, with the netting strangling one of the animals.<p>Firefighters used shields and a saw to free the live stag back into …

SPCA

The Good News Keeps on Coming! Ireland Just Banned Using Wild Animals in Circuses

More fantastic news to share in the fight against animals used in entertainment! Just days after Italy voted to ban all circus acts, Ireland is …

SPCA

This is how a team of people rescued one cat stuck up a chimney for FOUR days

Meet the cat who used up one of her nine lives after spending four days wedged up a chimney.<p>Lola’s worried owner called in the RSPCA after hearing a …

British Humour

Concern for ponies thought to have been abandoned

A RESIDENT has hit out at the RSPCA after they dismissed his concerns about a group of ponies he believes have been abandoned in a field near to his …

Manchester

Why are men throwing greyhounds into the freezing sea?

The man could reportedly be a licensed greyhound trainer who was carrying out a cruel training practice.<p>Very similar incidents were reported to the …