A man who stabbed his dog and then hid her behind the washing machine when police knocked on the door has been jailed for 12 weeks.

Michael Anthony Bailey (DOB 28/04/1962), of Dale Terrace, Trividale, in Oldbury, West Midlands, was sentenced at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Friday (13 January) for two offences:

  • Causing unnecessary suffering to the dog named Lucky through physical violence and the infliction of blunt force trauma on 18 June this year;

  • Failing to take reasonable steps

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The RSPCA has launched an investigation after a man was captured on CCTV kicking a cat in a Derby street.

The cat – named Millie – is currently being treated for a suspected broken jaw.

CCTV caught the incident outside the Guinness Trust flats in Sidney Street, Derby, at 4.25pm on Thursday 12 January.

Millie’s owner contacted the RSPCA after she came home with her injuries and the CCTV was checked.

RSPCA inspector Sarah Burrows, who is investigating, said: “The … Continue reading…

The owner of a dog who was neglected for three months in a garden shed has been disqualified from keeping animals for 10 years.

When an RSPCA inspector rescued nine-year-old rottweiler Tyson, on 3 September last year, he was in such a bad way that she could not tell what breed he was.

As well as being emaciated, he had a severe skin condition from head to tail, had open sores on his legs and pus coming out of his … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat suffered fatal injuries from being shot with an air rifle in a Staffordshire village.

Two-year-old Monty died after a pellet went through his intestines, causing serious damage. He died in the early hours of Christmas Eve, just hours after he had been shot.

It is thought that he was shot in a wooded area between Cheadle Road and Hillside Road, in Cheddleton, near Leek, sometime on the 23 December.

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was thrown out of a car in Willenhall, in the West Midlands, in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

Two people walking home from New Year’s Eve celebrations witnessed the female brown Staffordshire bull terrier being thrown from the window of a dark-coloured Ford Focus in High Road at about 2am.

The car was travelling at approximately 40mph and the people who saw the incident were unable to get the … Continue reading…