A man who punctured his dog’s heart after stabbing him twice in the chest, then dumping the body in a household bin, has been jailed.

Peter Waters (DOB 16/11/1975), of Monks Walk, in Gnosall, Staffordshire, appeared at Stafford Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (23 February), where he pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to the dog, a Staffordshire bull terrier named Kyzer.

Magistrates sentenced him to 23 weeks in prison and disqualified him from keeping animals for 20 years.

The court … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a young, poorly foal covered in faeces was found straying in Rugby.

The animal welfare charity was contacted on Saturday 18 February by a woman who found the young colt in Millers Lane, in Monks Kirby, Rugby, after he nearly got hit by a vehicle while straying on the road.

The horse, thought to be around six months old, was underweight, lethargic, in poor body condition and had an infection on his genitals … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of an emaciated horse was dumped in a Shropshire village.

The female horse, thought to be aged around a year old, was found by a shocked member of the public on Saturday (18 February) at the side of the B4364, in Cleobury North.

RSPCA inspector Dave McCartney, who is investigating, said: “The horse was clearly in a bad way when she was dumped. As she was not microchipped, we don’t know … Continue reading…

The RSPCA in Coventry is looking to rehome a very special dog who has not had any interest from potential adopters.

Holly, an eight-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier, is a hermaphrodite – meaning she has both male and female reproductive organs.

Danni Holder, kennel supervisor at the branch, said: “Canine hermaphrodites are very rare, so Holly is a very special dog to us. This doesn’t cause Holly any physical issues or difficulties, but it might put people off from adopting her. … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging anglers to dispose of fishing litter correctly after a duck was rescued by the animal welfare charity after she got a hook stuck in her beak.

The duck was spotted by a member of the public in Watermead, Aylesbury, on Thursday last week (16 February). RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Grace Mead caught the duck and took her to a wildlife hospital in Buckinghamshire.

Grace said: “When I arrived there she was, hiding in a thick bed … Continue reading…