The burned remains of a Rottweiler dog have been found in Sunderland.

The male dog was found by a member of the public on a footpath just off Claxheugh Road, South Hylton at around 3pm on Tuesday afternoon (6 March).


The dog is thought to have been aged between eight and 11 years old.


RSPCA inspector Terri-Ann Fannon said: “This was an absolutely horrible and upsetting thing to come across.


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The RSPCA is appealing for information after two dogs were found roaming the streets in poor condition in Northumberland.


The dogs – a female brindle and white lurcher and an entire male Staffordshire bull terrier – were wandering around in Lynemouth on Tuesday 20 February.


RSPCA inspector Helen Bestwick said: “A member of the public found the lurcher at 4.45am on Bridge Road.

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New homes are being sought for 12 piglets born after their mums were signed over to the RSPCA as part of an ongoing investigation.


The Iron Age cross piglets are in the care of Askham Bryan College in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, where their mums arrived towards the end of last year.


They are aged between six and ten weeks and are looking for new homes as pets, ideally in groups. All will be ready to be rehomed by … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after five Guinea pigs – one of them a week old baby – were found dumped in a layby in Flaxby, Knaresborough.


A member of the public came across the vulnerable animals in the pull-in on the Grange on Monday 29 January and called the RSPCA.


It’s thought they were probably abandoned the night before in two cardboard boxes that had got wet in the rain, allowing them to escape.


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The RSPCA is appealing for information after two poorly cats were dumped in carriers with notes sellotaped to them asking ‘Please look after me, thank you’. One of them had to be put to sleep.


The female cats – thought to be over ten years old – were found on the doorstep of Peel Veterinary Clinic on Railway Street in Hornsea last Wednesday morning (7 February). One was in a blue carrier and one was in a blue and … Continue reading…