A woman whose dog was unable to move and left to suffer while lying in his bed for at least five days has been banned from keeping dogs for a year, after a case was brought by the RSPCA.

 

Kathryn Harpin of George-A-Green Road, Wakefield, was sentenced by magistrates in Leeds on Monday (10 December) after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to an offence of causing unnecessary suffering to a cocker spaniel called Humphrey.

 

The court heard … Continue reading…

The two new aviary blocks will be home to a range of bird species who have been cared for by the RSPCA

Two new state-of-the-art aviary blocks which will house a wide range of bird species have been officially opened at the RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre in Norfolk.

The new aviaries are vital for the final stage of a bird’s rehabilitation as it enables them to build up their flight strength ready for their impending release.

One of the … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is issuing an end-of-year re-appeal to find the person responsible for almost killing Bruce the dog, found bloodied, battered and burned in Cumbria.

 

The bull lurcher was spotted wandering around Little Orton, on the outskirts of Carlisle, at the end of August (Thursday 30).

 

He had a swollen, protruding eye and a deep hole in the top of his skull which was fractured in several places. His jaw was broken, his tail had been burned and … Continue reading…

An RSPCA appeal has been launched after an emaciated, unwell veteran male dog was found straying in the village of Sutton in Haverfordwest.

The animal welfare charity was alerted after the unneutered  black and tan terrier was found by a member of the public, and taken to a local veterinary practice earlier today (18 December).

Veterinary inspection found a raft of issues with the poor dog – including emaciation, severe halitosis, a swollen face and a large infected mass occupying … Continue reading…

A stowaway gecko who came to the UK from Barbados after hiding in luggage has been safely caught by the RSPCA – after being on the run in the holidaymaker’s house for two months!

A woman first saw the tiny critter – who is one-inch long – in her house in Stanley Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, on Sunday last week (9 December).

The gecko scurried away but was spotted again on Tuesday (11 December) and the RSPCA were informed.

It turns … Continue reading…