The RSPCA is investigating and urgently appealing for witnesses after a puppy was dumped in a kennel with the decomposing bodies of her two siblings, in a case which has been described by an RSPCA inspector as one of the “most distressing” she has seen.

The terrified and poorly dog was found by a member of the public in Grange Road North, Runcorn, on Tuesday (9 October).

Inspector Lisa Lupson, who is investigating for the animal welfare charity and described … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an extremely emaciated staffie was found abandoned in North Shields.

The white Staffordshire Bull Terrier, named Ayma by the veterinary staff, is so thin all of her ribs are visible and she is unable to stand or walk.

She was discovered by a member of the public at about 6am this morning (Friday, 12 October) on a grassy embankment near Howden Road, close to the A187 in North Shields.

RSPCA inspector Cathy Maddison, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after three skinny chickens were dumped in a pigeon basket in pouring rain in Merseyside.

A member of the public found the three birds huddled together in a brown basket on the Liverpool Loop Line, between Fazackerley to Hunts Cross, near to Longmoor Lane.

They contacted the RSPCA and inspector Helen Smith collected the birds, who were all very thin and hungry.

Inspector Smith said: “All that was in the basket with them was … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a man was seen dumping a dog on a busy road in Liverpool in broad daylight.

Members of the public witnessed a man in a green old-style Land Rover pull up on Shevingtons Lane, Kirkby, take the dog out of the car before driving off – abandoning the dog on the side of the road. The incident happened at 2pm on Tuesday (2 October).

The dog, a male Staffie, starting running on the … Continue reading…

A cygnet who had a ‘lucky escape’ after swallowing a large fishing hook has prompted the RSPCA to urge anglers to take litter home with them.

The bird was rescued from a lake in Rotherham, on Wednesday last week (29 August), with a 7cm-long fishing hook in his throat and fishing line wrapped around his esophagus.

He was taken to a local vet but was transferred to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange wildlife centre in Nantwich, Cheshire, as his injuries needed … Continue reading…