The RSPCA is appealing for information after a sick, elderly dog was left tied to a park bench in a small wooded area in Bournemouth on Sunday 29 November.

The small, cream and white fluffy-coated cream terrier cross-breed, named ‘Martha’ by staff, was found by a member of the public at about 6:30pm whilst out walking their dog. She was found tied to the bench on a footpath which links Bradpole Road with Strouden Park Open Space and runs behind … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has issued a warning to people to be careful when using antifreeze after a cat in Swanwick died from ingesting it.

Genna Curtis, 28, of Broak Oak Close, Swanwick, said her two children – Faith, six, and Kennedy, four – have been left devastated by Tigger’s death at the end of November.

Tests have since proven that Tigger, a one-year-old male ginger tabby, ingested antifreeze shortly before he died.

Sadly, their neighbours’ cat also died two days later … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a man was filmed repeatedly punching a dog before picking the dog up and carrying the dog off.


The violent assault was recorded by a witness who reported it and passed the footage to the RSPCA.


The incident took place on Hendon Road in Nelson, Lancashire at around 3.15pm on Thursday (10 December).


RSPCA inspector Charlotte Booker said: “This is an urgent appeal to find the man in the footage, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a pony was dumped in a field in Winthorpe, near Newark, Lincolnshire in a suffering state.


The pony was in poor body condition, extremely dehydrated and suffering from severe diarrhoea. It’s thought he may have salmonella.


RSPCA inspector Daniel Bradshaw said: “The little guy was in a very sorry state when he was found, in a field on Holme Lane.


“The chain and lock on the field had been cut … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people to dispose of fishing litter properly after a coot was found with a fishing line tangled tightly around his tongue.

The coot was taken into the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich, Cheshire, on 8 December, from Tunstall Park, Staffordshire.

The vet team at Stapeley Grange anaesthetised him to remove the line and assess the damage, where it was found that the worst damage was to the base of his tongue, where the line … Continue reading…