29.06.13

We are appealing for information after a pony was found dumped with horrendous injuries in Winterbourne near Bristol.

Watson, as he was later named by HorseWorld, was found on 8 June in a field on Old Gloucester Road.  He had horrific wounds on much of his body which appeared to be some kind of burns.

RSPCA Inspector Chris James attended and immediately called a vet and the police, who seized Watson.  Inspector James also contacted HorseWorld who collected the … Continue reading…

A bearded dragon found dumped on a street in Bedfordshire had to be put to sleep after suffering from rickets.

 

The reptile was found on a pavement in Queen Elizabeth Close in Shefford on Wednesday 19 June unable to walk.

 

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Kate Wright was called to collect the young bearded dragon and took him to a specialist vet.

 

It was then discovered that he was suffering from metabolic bone disease, also known as … Continue reading…

24.06.13

A young boxer/Staffie cross from our West Hatch Animal Centre near Taunton has become the latest success story for both the centre and for Avon and Somerset Police as he graduated this month as a sniffer dog.

Harry was taken to the centre, which is this year celebrating its 50th anniversary, by RSPCA Inspector Sarah Hetherington, after his owners were banned from keeping animals.  A case was brought against them for causing unnecessary suffering after they failed … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot in Treorchy, sustaining serious injuries.

The incident happened in Miskin Street on Saturday 15 June. The male black and white five year old cat was shot twice in his mouth and left eye. As a result of the injuries sustained, the left eye had to be removed.

RSPCA Inspector Gemma Black said: “This was a very cruel and callous act, resulting in a debilitating injury to this defenceless creature. … Continue reading…

21.06.13

A hedgehog had a lucky escape after falling down a 12 foot hole on a building site.

We were called after the prickly animal got stuck down the deep man-made cavity in Faversham, Kent on the 6 June. The hedgehog had tried to make his own escape by digging a bigger hole but had no way out without help.

Animal Collection Officer Brian Milligan said he would normally use a ladder to climb down and rescue the animal but … Continue reading…