A missing dog has been rescued from a steep embankment in Halifax and happily reunited with her owners thanks to her microchip.

Purdy, a white German shepherd, was spotted stuck down the side of a stream by a member of the public yesterday morning (Tuesday 27 November), who called the RSPCA for help.

RSPCA inspector Sarah Bagley said: “It was pretty tricky to get her out of there and I tried all sorts.

 

“I attempted to encourage her up … Continue reading…

A man from Hull has been given an 18-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, and disqualified from keeping animals for life after admitting causing unnecessary suffering and failing to meet the needs of a West Highland terrier called Charlie.

 

Matthew Dennis Cassidy (D.O.B 19.03.76) of Rosedale Grove appeared before Hull Magistrates’ Court on Friday (23 November).

 

At an earlier hearing he pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to Charlie by subjecting him to mental and physical trauma … Continue reading…

A gannet who was spotted trapped 150ft down Bempton Cliffs, in Bridlington, when the rest of the seabirds left the breeding ground at the weekend has been rescued by the RSPCA.

 

Specialist officers from the charity’s rope rescue team travelled from across the country to help the juvenile bird who was ‘flapping around and clearly distressed’ on the 300ft cliffs at the reserve, run by the RSPB.

 

The rescue operation, which involved one of the four officers abseiling … Continue reading…

There’s good news for Bruce the dog who was found with holes in his head, having been beaten and set on fire in Cumbria.

 

Based on scan results back yesterday and feedback from his fosterer, vets say that he seems to be happy and enjoying life.

 

RSPCA chief inspector Rob Melloy said: “It’s nothing short of a miracle really.

 

“To say we are relieved by the feedback from vets is an understatement.

 

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after a very poorly Saluki-type dog limped onto a petrol station forecourt in Huddersfield.

 

The female brindle-coloured dog had a broken front right leg and black football socks had been tied so tightly around her other three legs to cover sores from a severe skin condition that they had cut into them. She was also emaciated.

 

RSPCA inspector Rebecca Goulding said: “We believe her leg had been broken for about a week … Continue reading…