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…

The burned bodies of three cats have been found by the side of a public footpath in Kibblesworth, Gateshead.

 

The cats appear to have been inside a cardboard box, which had also been burned.

 

They were discovered by someone walking down the popular lane, known locally as ‘The Lines’, at around 2pm on Saturday afternoon (28 January). They called the RSPCA.

 

RSPCA inspector Rachael Hurst said: “One of the cats was microchipped but the telephone number listed … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found stabbed in the head in a fly-tipped suitcase in Halifax.

 

The ‘big strong healthy’ male bull breed was wearing a collar and lead which was found wrapped around his front legs, as if to restrain him.

 

The case was dumped alongside a fridge freezer in a layby on Heath Hill Road, Wharley. Council workers made the grim discovery on Friday (26 January) and called the RSPCA.

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