A woman who neglected 16 ponies – which led to the deaths of four of them – has been disqualified from keeping equines for four years.

Kathryn Showell (DOB 30/05/57), of Charles Street, Sileby, Leicestershire, was sentenced at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Friday (9 March) after pleading guilty to 31 Animal Welfare Act offences at an earlier hearing.

The offences related to causing unnecessary suffering and failing to meet the needs of 16 ponies, over a period of five months … Continue reading…

An RSPCA inspector became a real life Alice in Wonderland when she followed a rabbit into a drain in the Ringway area of Northampton on Tuesday (March 13).

Inspector Susan Haywood was called on Tuesday afternoon after a member of the public spotted the rabbit stuck amongst the rubbish six feet down.

Two teenagers then waited with the rabbit until the inspector was able to get there to carry out the rescue.

It took Inspector Haywood an hour and a … Continue reading…

The RSPCA were called to a distinctive three-legged cat found sitting on a baby car seat in the rain for hours on Monday (12 March).

The cat – which does not have a microchip – was seen by a concerned passer-by, they called the RSPCA after spotting the cat had still not moved three hours later.

It had been raining continuously all day and the cat was wet through.

Inspector Keith Ellis said: “The cat was very lethargic and not … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a poorly dog with a large tumour on his face was found on a street in Braintree, Essex.

The German Shepherd-type dog was found in Beckers Green Road on Saturday, 3 March, by a member of the public.

He had a large tumour on the left side of his face which was dripping blood and he was very thin.

An RSPCA officer took him to a local vets, where an examination showed that … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after three dead dogs were found dumped at the side of a road in a Bedfordshire village.

A passing lorry driver discovered the bodies at the side of Cranfield Road, near the village of Salford.

All three dogs appeared to have injuries although it cannot be confirmed at this stage how they died. A post-mortem examination on the dogs is planned to take place this week.

The three dogs are: