Michael Kevin Jackson (D.O.B 30.04.58) and Christine Lorraine Carol Diane Jackson (D.O.B 29.03.74) of separate addresses on Stratford Street appeared at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on Monday (14 January).


They admitted, between 1 October and 1 November 2018, causing unnecessary suffering to an adult male mastiff called Butch by failing to explore and address chronic wounds to his head which led to his death.


RSPCA inspector Kris Walker said: “I could smell Butch before I saw him – I’ve … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog wandered off the metro at Gateshead station alone with a suspected stab wound.


The male brindle and white Staffordshire bull terrier was spotted by staff who called us at around midday on Saturday (12 January).


RSPCA inspector Rowena Proctor said: “The poor boy was crying out, whimpering and clearly in some distress.


“He had a one inch wound to his back, which was infected.


“I took him … Continue reading…

Two goats who were running around Hartlepool, County Durham for several days in October last year arrived at their new home on Wednesday (16 January).


An enclosure has been specially adapted for the animals at RSPCA Southridge Animal Centre, in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire.


RSPCA chief inspector Mark Gent said: “We are very grateful to RSPCA Southridge who have stepped in to offer a home to these goats.


“We have been trying to find a permanent home for … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has rescued two ferrets, found running loose at Aberthaw Nature Reserve in South Wales.

The ferrets – one male and one female – are not microchipped, and the RSPCA has launched an appeal for information in the hope of tracking down the owner.

An RSPCA officer was alerted after the ferrets were spotted on Wednesday (9 January).

Inspector Gemma Black was able to rescue the ferrets – who were transferred to the charity’s Merthyr-based clinic for health check, … Continue reading…

A Pembrokeshire man has been banned from keeping dogs for life and handed a 24-week custodial sentence – suspended for two years – after he failed to care for 25 Labradors appropriately and allowing them to suffer unnecessary and live in a “filthy and hazardous” environment.

David Thomas (d.o.b 31/12/1944) of Wallis, Ambleston, Haverfordwest, appeared at Haverfordwest Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Monday 14 January) and pleaded guilty to three animal welfare offences.

They were that he failed to provide a suitable … Continue reading…