We are searching for the owner of a dog found wandering on a Goldthorpe street who was unrecognisable because of his overgrown, matted coat.

RSPCA Inspector Sara Jordan said his coat was so matted that dreadlocks had formed around his feet and behind. They were so dirty that maggots had started living in his fur.


Unbelievable transformation

Sara could not believe the transformation after the dog’s dirty fur was trimmed right

back because he looked like a … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after five kittens were found abandoned in a suitcase.

The three male and two female kittens were found at 1pm on Friday (1 August) by a member of the public on the footpath that runs at the back of Clive Street, Grangetown. One kitten had been stuck in the zipper of the suitcase.

The kittens, who are around nine weeks old, had fleas and dirt in their fur. One of the kittens had a … Continue reading…


We are appealing for information after a woman was seen throwing a cat into the Thames at about 8.30pm on Sunday, 28 July.

The middle-aged woman was seen by passers-by carrying a basket to the Greenland Quay before taking out a female tabby cat and throwing her into the water.

Luckily, nearby members of the public sprung to the rescue and leaned over the side of the quay to lift the cat to safety.

She has now been … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a male swan is believed to have been attacked by dogs at Cusworth Hall and Park in Doncaster and had to be put to sleep.


The RSPCA caught the bird on Wednesday 23 July after a call from a concerned member of the public.


RSPCA inspector Sandra Dransfield said: “There was nothing we could do to save him, his injuries were just too severe.


“He had a large wound on … Continue reading…

Animal lovers are being urged to come along to this year’s RSPCA Family Fun Day on Sunday (10 August) at Felledge Animal Centre, Chester-le-Street, County Durham.


Organisers have packed even more activities into this year’s event and hope that local people will help make it the biggest and best yet.


The event takes place from 11am till 3pm, with lots going on throughout the day for families and, of course, their dogs, who are welcome on a lead … Continue reading…