A dog was abandoned on Christmas Eve and tied so tightly to a farm gate that his eyes were bloodshot.

The male Staffordshire bull terrier, named Patch because of distinctive markings over his left eye, was found by the entrance of a farm in Grove Lane, Retford, on the evening of Monday, 24 December 2012.

He had sores behind his front legs where he had struggled to free himself from the lead which was so short that he was suffering … Continue reading…

The RSPCA came to the rescue of a deer nicknamed Rudolph over Christmas after he found himself in a festive tangle.

Chief inspector Nicky Thorne and animal collection officer Kate Cornforth was called to the grounds of Orwell Park School, in Nacton, near Ipswich, on Friday 28 December after the RSPCA was alerted to the stricken deer.

A member of the public called the RSPCA after they found the adult male deer tangled in rope and caught on a fence … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information about a three-month-old puppy suffering from severe skin condition which was dumped on the doorstep of a house in Luton.

The female, brown and white, Jack Russell terrier has been named ‘Flower’ by the animal centre caring for her.


She was abandoned on the evening of Saturday 29 December in Acworth Crescent in Luton.


The person who called the RSPCA said that they had been watching television when they heard a light … Continue reading…