The RSPCA is appealing for information after the bodies of three young cats were found laid out beneath a telegraph pole on a country road in Cumbria. They had suffered massive head injuries, thought to be the result of deliberate, repeated blows.

 

They were reported to the RSPCA yesterday (Monday 18 November) after being spotted by a member of the public on an unnamed road off the A593 in Hawthwaite, a few miles north of Broughton- in-Furness.

 

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The RSPCA is appealing for help to find a Lurcher-type dog with a large stomach wound, and her owner.

 

A man has been interviewed by the RSPCA regarding an allegation that he stitched the dog’s wound yesterday (Sunday 17 November) but he has refused to name the owner or tell the RSPCA where the dog is.

 

RSPCA inspector Nina Small said: “We are deeply concerned for this dog and her welfare and need to know where we can … Continue reading…

Gordon Birtwistle, MP for Burnley & Padiham, is spending an afternoon with an RSPCA inspector this week to find out more about the animal welfare issues in his constituency.

 

He will spend Thursday afternoon (14 November) with RSPCA inspector and wildlife officer Lyndsey Taylor as she goes about her work responding to complaints of animal cruelty and neglect.

 

Lyndsey has been an RSPCA inspector for five years and has dealt with everything from neglected dogs, cats and horses … Continue reading…

A man from County Durham has become an #AnimalHero, running the Amsterdam Marathon to raise money for RSPCA Felledge Animal Centre.

 

Peter Harrison rehomed his ‘lovely cat’, called ‘Autumn’, from Felledge in January this year but, not satisfied with that, wanted to give even more back to the centre that had given her so much.

 

He completed the marathon challenge in 3:23:58. Peter said: “I was hoping to do it in less than three and half hours so … Continue reading…

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty after Humberside Police executed warrants on their addresses in Howden this morning (Thursday 24 October).

 

The men are suspected of being involved in hunting wildlife with dogs. They have been taken to a police station for questioning.

 

The intelligence-led operation involved officers from the RSPCA’s special operations unit and from Humberside Police.

 

Eight dogs and two hares were seized by police and placed in RSPCA care. A … Continue reading…