The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a dog was found in the River Thurne at Potter Heigham yesterday (Tuesday, 13 June) afternoon.

The dog was spotted by concerned members of the public who rushed into the river but sadly the adult German Shepherd was already dead.

The police were called, who then contacted the RSPCA who have launched an investigation into the death.

The dog was wearing a metal choker collar which was clipped to a … Continue reading…

A woman has been banned from keeping animals for 10 years, after abandoning a terrier dog and leaving him to starve to death at a Deeside property. 

Debra Teresa Peet (d.o.b 24/10/1962), of Shotton, admitted causing the dog – named Benji – to suffer unnecessarily, with an RSPCA inspector expressing sadness at the “shocking disregard for a fellow living creature”.

Shocking images show the collapsed terrier dog, with bones visible across his skin. He had starved to death, falling amid … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a duck was shot in a canal in Chester.


The magpie duck was found injured at the side of the canal, by Telford’s Warehouse, on Sunday, 3 June. She was taken to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, where sadly an x-ray showed an air rifle pellet in her neck.

Her injury was so severe that she was put to sleep to prevent further suffering.

Donna Boden, a member of the public who … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru rescued 7,642 animals across Wales in 2016, new figures show as the charity celebrates ‘RSPCA Week’ (12 – 18 of June).

More animals were collected and rescued by the RSPCA in Wales in 2016 than during the previous year, while new statistics also show the RSPCA’s success in utilising non-statutory welfare and improvement notices to prevent animal suffering.

Animal rescues took RSPCA officers to the most diverse and unpredictable situations in 2016 – including a kitten trapped on … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot in Coventry – just weeks after another cat had to have a leg amputated after being shot in the next street.


Two-year-old Meg was shot with a pellet in the left side of her body, fracturing a rib, rupturing her diaphragm and bruising her lung.

She was targeted sometime between 8.30pm and 10pm on Monday 22 May, and would have been near her home in Mayfield Road, Earlsdon.

The … Continue reading…