This young dog got herself in a ‘bar’-king mad situation after she got her head completely stuck between two bars during her afternoon walk.

Juno, a five-month-old Schnauzer, was released in a joint operation between the RSPCA and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service yesterday (Wednesday) after her worried owner raised the alarm.

The dog was stuck between the bars of a fence in Bonis Crescent, Stockport, for half an hour while the rescue was carried out.

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Man’s best friend is the most persecuted pet in Wales, new figures from RSPCA Cymru reveal.

The charity is releasing its annual prosecution statistics today which show that almost 60% complaints investigated* by the RSPCA in Wales in 2015 related to dogs. This compares to nearly 21% which related to cats – the second most abused pet.

There were 5,918 investigations* into cruelty towards the pet commonly thought of as our most loyal companion – nearly three times the number … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a young cat was dumped in a locked cat carrier in woodland in Staffordshire.

The nine-month-old male black cat was found by a dog-walker in a secluded path in Apedale Country Park, in Newcastle-under-Lyme, on Monday morning (14 March).

RSPCA inspector John Groake said: “The man was walking his dog along when he saw what looked like a brand new cat carrier. Locked inside with no food or water was the poor cat. … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an elderly Jack Russell with a large tumour was dumped by a church in Wigan.

Susie, aged around 14 years old, was found by a church volunteer outside St Barnabas Church, in Marsh Green, on Tuesday (15 March).

RSPCA inspector Susie Micallef said: “Susie is in a bad way. She has a very large tumour on her mammary gland which could have potentially spread elsewhere. We cannot say for sure how long she … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is investigating after a headless German Shepherd dog was found on a waste ground in South Derbyshire.

A member of the public found the body of the adult male dog in Cadley Lane, Swadlincote, on Tuesday.

The dog was not wearing a collar and did not have a microchip.

RSPCA inspector Kate Levesley, who is investigating, said: “This is very sad and was not very pleasant for the member of the public who discovered the body.

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