The burned bodies of three cats have been found by the side of a public footpath in Kibblesworth, Gateshead.


The cats appear to have been inside a cardboard box, which had also been burned.


They were discovered by someone walking down the popular lane, known locally as ‘The Lines’, at around 2pm on Saturday afternoon (28 January). They called the RSPCA.


RSPCA inspector Rachael Hurst said: “One of the cats was microchipped but the telephone number listed … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found stabbed in the head in a fly-tipped suitcase in Halifax.


The ‘big strong healthy’ male bull breed was wearing a collar and lead which was found wrapped around his front legs, as if to restrain him.


The case was dumped alongside a fridge freezer in a layby on Heath Hill Road, Wharley. Council workers made the grim discovery on Friday (26 January) and called the RSPCA.

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RSPCA Cymru is calling for mandatory licensing of airguns, as shocking new figures show an increase in calls about attacks on animals using such weapons in Wales.

The animal welfare charity will be making the recommendation as part of a submission to the UK Government’s current review of the regulation of air weapons following two serious incidents involving children.

Over the last six years there has been 404 calls made to RSPCA Cymru. In 2017 there were 70 calls – … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has renewed calls to restrict the private use of fireworks to particular dates in a bid to reduce the fear and distress caused to many animals throughout the year.

Limiting the use of fireworks to agreed traditional dates – such as Guy Fawkes/Bonfire Night, New Year’s Eve, Chinese New Year and Diwali – would be “good news” for animals, according to the charity’s welfare experts.

RSPCA Cymru also believes reducing the noise of fireworks available for sale to … Continue reading…

A young male deer was rescued by RSPCA Cymru officers after getting his antlers badly caught amid rope and fencing.

The charity was alerted after the deer was spotted struggling to set himself free in the Llansadwrn area of Carmarthenshire. Urgent action was required as the deer was “slowly choking to death”.

RSPCA animal welfare officer Andrew Harris and inspector Nigel Duguid attended the scene, and carefully maneuvered the deer so he was pinned within some trees, before cutting the … Continue reading…