The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found wandering around South Shields in a suffering state.

 

The black and white male dog, thought to be a Staffy/Border collie cross, was found straying near to the shops on Whiteleas Way on Tuesday 20 March and handed to the dog warden.

 

He is very thin and suffering from the skin condition demodectic mange.

 

RSPCA Deputy Chief Inspector (DCI) Helen Nedley said: “This poor dog’s spine, hips … Continue reading…

A tiny frog which can usually be found hopping from tree to tree in the rainforest of the Dominican Republic was discovered hidden in a bunch of bananas – in Blackburn Tesco.

 

The tiny amphibian was spotted by a shop worker in Tesco, Hill Street, on Friday afternoon (23 March). She didn’t know what to do with the stowaway so contacted the RSPCA.

 

Animal collection officer (ACO) John Greaves said: “The little tree frog was confined inside a … Continue reading…

Two dead dogs have been found buried in a shallow grave in Stockton-on-Tees, one of them with a severely fractured skull. 

 

The lurcher-types – one male and one female – were discovered buried down a disused railway line about 200 metres off Letch Lane by a woman walking her dog on Wednesday morning (21 March).

She called Stockton Council, who called the RSPCA.

 

RSPCA inspector Garry Palmer said: “We collected the bodies and they have been looked at … Continue reading…

A man from Newcastle has been sentenced after his dog with found dead with severe head injuries and set on fire.  

 

David Rourke (D.O.B 04.12.58) of Farne Terrace appeared before Newcastle Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Wednesday 21 March) after being arrested on a warrant.

 

At a trial in November he was found guilty in his absence of failing to meet the needs of a Shih Tzu dog called ‘Charlie’ by failing to meet his need to be euthanised in … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after 25 rabbits were abandoned in freezing cold blizzard conditions in Sheffield at the weekend.

 

The rabbits were found in a large cardboard box in an alleyway near Landseer Drive, Gleadless on Saturday morning (17 March) and taken in by a member of the public, who called us.

 

Nine of the 20 newborn babies have since died.

 

RSPCA animal welfare officer (AWO) Liz Braidley said: “Some of the rabbits had been … Continue reading…