A man from Castleford, West Yorkshire who admitted causing unnecessary suffering to a dog has been jailed and disqualified from keeping all animals for life. 


Joe Bucktrout (D.O.B 11.07.98) of Lumley Avenue, Castleford appeared before Leeds Magistrates’ Court last Friday (22 November) where he admitted two offences* under the Animal Welfare Act.


RSPCA inspector Vanessa Reid said: “We attended the address after we were passed a number of recordings taken over a four-day period where Bucktrout can be … Continue reading…

A man from Blackpool has been given a suspended prison sentence and disqualified from keeping animals after having his dog’s ears cropped – a procedure that causes unnecessary suffering and is illegal in England and Wales. 


Simon Broscombe (D.O.B 11.10.84) of Bela Grove, Blackpool pleaded guilty to three offences relating to American bully Tyson under the Animal Welfare Act* at Blackpool Magistrates’ on Wednesday (27 November).


The RSPCA attended Bromscombe’s home on 19 March and Tyson was taken … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a number of teenagers were witnessed attacking a Jack Russell-type dog called Millie.


The incident happened at the top of New Road in Earby, Pendle, Lancashire at around 7.40pm on Saturday 16 November.


RSPCA inspector Adam Dickenson said: “There was a disturbance involving a large number of young people on the street outside Millie’s house. 


“Her owner opened their door to see what was going on and Millie ran out…. Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an emaciated and suffering dog was found in Maltby, South Yorkshire. 


Dingo – as he’s been named by RSPCA staff – came into our care on Monday (1 July) after a call to our cruelty line.


RSPCA Inspector Sara Jordan said: “He was found by a teenager in woods in Maltby and taken home after it became apparent he was alone and in poor condition.


“He was very thin and … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is looking for a special person for lurcher Marley to call his own.


Marley – who is around two years old – lived on the streets with his former owner but could not cope with the freezing conditions. 


He came into RSPCA care with another dog called Daisy who has already been re-homed.


Suzanne Watkins from RSPCA Northumberland West Branch, who are caring for Marley, said: “Marley has been looking for his special person for … Continue reading…