Deliberate cruelty to pets on rise in West of England

Annual figures reveal more complaints of deliberate cruelty including a badly beaten dog, a dog burned and beaten and a rabbit microwaved

The RSPCA’s annual figures for 2014 show that cruelty complaints investigated by the charity in the west of England* have gone up once again.


More worrying still is that the numbers of complaints involving direct cruelty including beatings, improper killing, mutilation and poisonings have also increased.

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The RSPCA’s annual figures for 2014 show that cruelty complaints investigated by the charity in England and Wales have gone up*.


The RSPCA investigated 159,831 complaints in 2014 compared to 153,770 in 2013. The number of complaints investigated in West Yorkshire (8,440) was second only to Greater London (12,202), with Greater Manchester (8,069) having the third highest number. Lancashire also made the top ten, in sixth (5,252), and South Yorkshire, in seventh (5,158).


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THE RSPCA has faced another horrific year of cruelty cases across Wales.

The RSPCA’s annual figures for 2014 show that there has been a rise in the number of complaints investigated from 11,372 in 2013 to 11,740.*

A shocking 1,389 of these complaints in 2014 involved deliberate and often violent cruelty being inflicted on animals. This was up from 1,264 in 2013. These complaints include beatings, fighting related, improper killing, poisoning, trapping and mutilation.

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THE RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a dead dog was found in Caerphilly.

The RSPCA was called by a member of the public following the discovery at the bottom of Bowls Lane on Thursday [16 April].

It is unknown what happened to the dog and it is not clear how the dog died as it is unknown whether the injuries were caused before death or from animal predation.

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ASSEMBLY Member for South Wales East, William Graham, accompanied RSPCA inspector Christine McNeil on calls across his region yesterday [16 April].

During the day they dealt with several calls in regards to responsible ownership and abandonment and issued the appropriate advice.

William Graham AM said: “It was a brilliant day out with a dedicated and well trained inspector who was really knowledgeable about animals and superb at dealing with the public. The day was a real eye opener into the … Continue reading…