A woman from Ferryhill, County Durham has been sentenced for causing unnecessary suffering and failing to meet the needs of three dogs following a prosecution case brought by the RSPCA.

 

Nicole Jones (D.O.B 11.05.2000) of Kitchener Terrace  appeared before Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court last week (Wednesday 22 May).

 

She pleaded guilty to three offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 at a hearing earlier this month (18 May).*  

 

As well as being disqualified from keeping animals for … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a family of dead ducks were discovered in a bag in some bushes outside Asda in Colne, Lancashire.

 

The female mallard and nine ducklings were found in a black bin liner on Saturday 27 April.

 

It appears whatever happened to them happened two days earlier.

 

RSPCA Inspector Natalie Taylor said: “CCTV shows a lot of commotion – cars and people are seen stopping and congregating – on the Thursday afternoon … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dead dog was found dumped in Selby, North Yorkshire.

 

The lurcher-type dog was discovered amongst fly-tipped rubbish on a track running parallel to the River Aire off the A19.

RSPCA inspector Thomas Hutton said: “The dog was inside a white builder’s sack and had tyres stacked on top of them.

 

“There were also a large amount of dog food tins, which could possibly have been dumped by the same person…. Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after collecting a suffering rabbit who was given away by three teenagers in Hull, East Yorkshire yesterday.

 

The boys – thought to be aged 13 or 14 years old – were reportedly approaching people and knocking on doors on 1st Avenue, offering the male rabbit for free.

RSPCA inspector Laura Barber said: “I picked him up from a concerned member of the public, who had taken him from the teenagers.

 

“The poor … Continue reading…

Four baby squirrels had to be separated after their tails got in a tangle in Stockton on Tees, County Durham.

 

They were found by a member of the public in some woods alongside the A689 in Wynyard on Bank Holiday Monday (6 May).

 

RSPCA inspector Clare Wilson said: “The call said that four baby squirrels had been tied together by their tails so couldn’t get away from each other.

 

“I was a little sceptical as to how … Continue reading…