'Loneliest cat' faces another solo Christmas because no one wants to adopt him

'Loneliest cat' faces another solo Christmas because no one wants to adopt him

Toby, an 11-year-old black and white cat, has spent 322 days with the RSPCA after being taken in by their Canterbury branch on Christmas Eve 2018.“Toby’s former housemates were re-homed quite quickly,” explained Beth Hixson from the RSPCA Canterbury branch.

Cupcake the therapy poodle visits hospital to help patients feel better

Cupcake the therapy poodle visits hospital to help patients feel better

Karen Simmons and Cupcake visiting a hospital patient (picture: Caters News Agency)‘Cupcake is an amazing dog who is calm and obedient – she is perfect for the job.

Obese pets: Millions of cats and dogs in the UK now considered overweight

Obese pets: Millions of cats and dogs in the UK now considered overweight

The rise in the number of obese pet cats and dogs in the UK is forcing vets to use heavy lifting equipment to avoid injury, figures show.

Dad and daughter kept starving dogs in faeces ridden puppy farm

Dad and daughter kept starving dogs in faeces ridden puppy farm

Sansha Lamb was banned from keeping animals for life (Picture: SWNS) The dogs were underfed and riddled with lice and skin lesions (Picture: SWNS)Martin Pizzey, defending Peter, said his client had no commercial interest and only became involved to help his daughter.

Happy Bonfire Night: How to keep pets safe on Guy Fawkes Night

Happy Bonfire Night: How to keep pets safe on Guy Fawkes Night

The RSPCA estimate that, in the UK, as many as 45 percent of dogs show signs of fear when they hear fireworks and other pets such as cats , small animals and horses can also be spooked and affected by the sounds of Bonfire Night celebrations.

Puppy ‘dies from heart attack’ during fireworks display

Puppy ‘dies from heart attack’ during fireworks display

Claire McParland, from the RSPCA, said: “We see the impact of fireworks on animals every year and we know there is strong public feeling about the use of fireworks with more than 100,000 people signing petitions to restrict their use in recent years.

How to keep your dog calm during fireworks on Bonfire Night

How to keep your dog calm during fireworks on Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night can be the scariest day of the year for dogs (Picture: Getty Images)Most of us remember, remember the fifth of November as a time for warm hats, mulled wine and sparkling fireworks.

Thugs caught wild rabbits and filmed as they fed them to their dogs

Thugs caught wild rabbits and filmed as they fed them to their dogs

The wild rabbits were caught near playgrounds and fields in the Eastbourne area of East Sussex (Picture: RSPCA / SWNS)It was then discovered that his son Liam Smith, had been going out with Earwaker rabbiting and ferreting, and they were catching rabbits and ‘dropping’ them in front of their dogs for the dogs to chase.

Violinist's music calms dogs recovering from abuse at ASPCA

Violinist's music calms dogs recovering from abuse at ASPCA

ASPCAKris Lindsay, senior director at the ASPCA, said Agee’s music has been a wonderful addition to the storytelling program.“It’s really incredible to watch the impact his music has on the dogs and how quickly they respond,” she told TODAY.Energetic dogs soon settle down while listening to Agee play the violin.

‘Thinnest dog ever seen alive’ ate glass and batteries because he was so hungry

‘Thinnest dog ever seen alive’ ate glass and batteries because he was so hungry

The young dog was eating glass and batteries because he was so hungry (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS) Walter collapsed when he arrived at the vets (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS) Now the dog is a healthy weight and has made a ‘remarkable recovery’ (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS)Nina said: ‘He’s the thinnest dog I’ve ever seen alive.

Couple spared jail for risking return of rabies in puppy-smuggling scandal

Couple spared jail for risking return of rabies in puppy-smuggling scandal

Jodie Fairbrother was handed a suspended sentence and banned from keeping or trading in animals for five years (Picture: Grimsby Telegraph/MEN Media) RSPCA officers raid the 4Paws kennels in South Killinghome (Picture: Grimsby Telegraph/MEN Media) Officers removed 160 dogs and cats, many of which had untreated medical conditions (Picture: Grimsby Telegraph/MEN Media)They were charged with a string of cruelty offences after RSPCA officers removed 160 animals from their rescue centre and veterinary clinic in Lincolnshire.

Defenceless puppy dies after being ‘repeatedly kicked in the head’ by thugs

Defenceless puppy dies after being ‘repeatedly kicked in the head’ by thugs

The dog appeared to be recovering over the weekend but took a turn for the worse on Monday (Picture: Triangle News)Joanna, who has worked in America rescuing and rehabilitating dogs, said the injuries were consistent with an attack.

Hunt to find thug in video who kicked dog in park

Hunt to find thug in video who kicked dog in park

Shocking footage shows the man kicking the dog in the ribs (Picture: SPCA/SWNS)An animal welfare charity has launched a manhunt to find a young man who was filmed booting a dog in its ribs.

Neglected dog who lived under a bed for two years has dramatic transformation

Neglected dog who lived under a bed for two years has dramatic transformation

Lionheart’s years of neglect had left him with such matted fur he couldn’t walk or eat (Picture: Richmond SPCA)Little Lionheart has had a tough time – but now he’s finally getting the love he deserves.

Dog who lived under a bed for 2 years gets 'Cinderella' makeover

Dog who lived under a bed for 2 years gets 'Cinderella' makeover

Starr also explained that Lionheart was a friendly and affectionate dog, and loved spending time with people. Lionheart, now named Cody, has been adopted into a family that "adores" him, according to Richmond SPCA CEO Robin Starr.

French bulldog puppy has nose job to save her life

French bulldog puppy has nose job to save her life

The puppy was often gasping for air and needed urgent help when it arrived at the RSPCA’s Bath Cats & Dogs Home (Picture: PA) Despite the life-saving surgery, the poor puppy will ‘probably always struggle’ (Picture: PA)The RSPCA said French bulldogs are brachycephalis, or flat-faced, breeds that have been bred to have exaggerated features to make them ‘cuter’ to buyers.

Man behind worst dog abuse RSPCA rescuers had ever seen is spared jail

Man behind worst dog abuse RSPCA rescuers had ever seen is spared jail

Daisy suffering from a chronic skin condition but her owner failed to bring her to the vet (Picture: SWNS)A dog owner of a pet who lost her fur in one of the worst cases of animal neglect the RSPCA has ever seen has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

Ideal gadgets for pet parents

Ideal gadgets for pet parents

If night is the only time you head out with your pet, then use LED light-up dog balls. Here’s a small interesting story of my pet dog Labrador Retriever who is 2 years old.

Puppy farm breeders ‘burned dead dogs in a van’

Puppy farm breeders ‘burned dead dogs in a van’

The charity removed 105 animals, including 87 dogs (Picture: SWNS) Investigators said dogs on site were being intensively bred with little to no regard for their welfare.

Neglected dog’s fur was so matted her paws dissolved

Neglected dog’s fur was so matted her paws dissolved

Owner Freer was sentenced to four months in prison, suspended for two years, at Teesside Magistrates’ Court on Friday, after pleading guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal.