The RSPCA is appealing for information after a Lurcher cross was found abandoned in Burnley with ‘horrific’ injuries consistent with having been used for hunting.

The dog was first spotted tied to a tree on a lane off Brownside Road at around 6am on Monday morning (9 October).


RSPCA inspector Lyndsey Taylor (pictured) said: “Seeing him again at 9.30am, a member of the public went to investigate and found him to have numerous injuries. They cut him free and … Continue reading…

The RSPCA teamed up with Humberside Fire & Rescue Service to save the life of a dog who was stuck in the River Hull.


Fire crews were called to Marsden Landing, off Sextant Road, Hull last Tuesday night (3 October) after passersby spotted a dog stuck in the mud in the river.


The crew called in the RSPCA for help with the dog following her rescue.


Members of the public reported that she was stuck in the … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a Jack Russell cross was hurt in a dog attack in Newcastle.

She was being walked by her owner on the ‘Wagon Way Path’ in West Allotment at around 7.15pm on Saturday 30 September when the incident happened.

RSPCA inspector Helen Bestwick said: “A group of people with a large brindle and white bull breed type dog on a lead were walking towards them.


“The person holding the lead looked at them … Continue reading…

A man from Lancashire has been jailed for 12 weeks and disqualified from keeping animals for five years after allowing his dog and cat to starve to death.

Jamie Birtwhistle (D.O.B 31.05.86) of Nuttall Street Mews, Nuttall Street, Accrington appeared before Blackburn Magistrates’ Court on Friday (6 October).


At a previous hearing he pleaded guilty to failing to meet the needs of Staffy ‘Bella’ and cat ‘Storm’ by failing to provide them with an adequate diet between 1 October … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after some chickens were attacked at an allotment in Chester-le-Street by a ‘group of youths’.

The incident happened on the evening of Friday 8 September at allotments off Waldridge Lane in Waldridge.


RSPCA inspector Terri Ann Fannon said: “This was a terrible incident where chickens were tortured and some of them killed, seemingly for the pleasure of a group of youths.

“We understand that around a dozen young people – who were boys … Continue reading…