A man who beat his dog for going to the toilet inside his flat has been disqualified from keeping animals for eight years.

Martin Johnson (DOB 12/11/1985), of Wenlock Walk, Grassmoor, in Chesterfield, was sentenced at Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court on Friday (19 May), after he pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to his dog named Sooty.

The RSPCA was able to prosecute Johnson after being handed audio evidence of him beating crossbreed Sooty.

In the audio recording, which was recorded … Continue reading…

A fundraising appeal has been launched to raise money for four kittens who hitched a ride to the UK from Poland on the back of a lorry.

The two-week-old kittens, who have been named after ABBA stars Björn, Benny, Agnetha and Anni-Frid, were found by the shocked lorry driver on his arrival in Northampton on Wednesday.

They had survived the 1,000-mile journey, where they travelled through Poland, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France and the English Channel.

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A lorry driver travelling from Poland to the UK had a shock when he found four stowaway kittens in the back of his lorry.

The kittens, at only two weeks old, travelled through Poland, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France and the English Channel before ending up in their final destination of Northampton – a journey of over 1,000 miles.

The driver, from Dynamic Officer Solutions, in Northampton, called the RSPCA after discovering the young kittens yesterday (17 May), and an … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a pet cat was found dead outside his front door with a garden waste bag tied around his neck.

The one-year-old black cat was found by his devastated owner on the doorstep of their flat in Rathvale Court, in Beeston, Nottingham, on Wednesday morning (10 May).

A large, bright green garden waste bag which had been rolled up was tied around his neck, like a bow tie. Blood was also found to be … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is investigating after a horse suffered serious injuries when he was slashed with a knife in his field in Milton Keynes.

Domino is being treated by a vet for three severe wounds to his face, shoulder and the side of his body. All of the wounds are deep, with the one on his face being cut near to his sinuses.

The attack happened sometime between 7pm and 9pm on Saturday, at a field in Newport Road, in Woughton-on-the-Green…. Continue reading…