A hamster has been rescued by the RSPCA after getting stuck in a patio door in Cumbria.

 

Mike was found trapped in the gap underneath the glass door last Tuesday night (18 February).

 

RSPCA inspector Will Lamping said: “I was on shift on my own and two hours away when the call came in.

 

“I tried my best to advise Mike’s owner over the phone and she got a local vet out to help but they couldn’t … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found staggering down the middle of a road in Blackburn, Lancashire.

 

The female German shepherd type was emaciated, her fur matted and covered in faeces.

 

A member of the public who was driving by spotted her on Pleckgate Road just before midnight on Thursday 30 January, moments before she collapsed.

 

They put her into their car, before flagging a passing police officer down who took the dog … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dying puppy was handed in to a County Durham animal charity at the weekend. 

 

The female Lurcher-type was taken to Stray Aid at around 3pm on Sunday (9 February) by two teenage boys who said they found her dumped at the side of the road on Cornforth Lane, just outside Ferryhill.

 

She was collapsed and non-responsive and sadly tested positive for parvo virus, so was put to sleep on veterinary … Continue reading…

A Middlesbrough man who failed to seek treatment for his dog who had a potato stuck in his throat and a dish cloth in his stomach has been given a suspended prison sentence and disqualified from keeping animals. 

 

Steven Anthony Harrison (D.O.B 12.08.85) of Central Mews, Middlesbrough appeared before Teesside Magistrates’ Court last Friday (31 January) for sentencing. 

 

After an earlier trial, he was convicted of two offences, one of causing unnecessary suffering and one of failing to … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found with such a severe skin condition she had open wounds in Sheffield.

 

The Staffordshire bull terrier type dog was spotted on Mason Avenue in the Swallownest area on Tuesday (28 January) and taken to a local vet practice.

 

RSPCA animal welfare officer Liz Braidley said: “Initially it looked like she had been in a fight or attacked, such was the severity of the wounds.

 

“However after … Continue reading…