A woman who kept 40 animals in squalid conditions at her home in Nottinghamshire has been banned from keeping dogs for life.

 

Margaret Greaves (DOB 2/9/1952) of Newbound Lane, in Sutton-in-Ashfield, appeared at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court today (Tues 20 June), where she pleaded guilty to a number of animal welfare offences, which included failing to meet their needs and causing unnecessary suffering by not providing veterinary treatment.

As well as the lifetime disqualification order on keeping dogs, Greaves was also … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a cat was found in a picnic basket washed up on a beach at Caister-on-Sea last night (Wednesday, 13, June).

The picnic basket was found by members of the public, who opened it up and discovered the dead cat inside.

They contacted the RSPCA, who have now launched an investigation into the death.

The cat is thought to be a young adult, black and white in colour, and was wearing … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a dog was found in the River Thurne at Potter Heigham yesterday (Tuesday, 13 June) afternoon.

The dog was spotted by concerned members of the public who rushed into the river but sadly the adult German Shepherd was already dead.

The police were called, who then contacted the RSPCA who have launched an investigation into the death.

The dog was wearing a metal choker collar which was clipped to a … Continue reading…

Two cats with a severe flea allergy are recovering after being abandoned in a Leicester park.

The cats – a male and a female – were discovered by a member of the public in a plastic carrier on Aylestone Recreation Ground, in Knighton Lane, on Thursday last week (1 June).

They are now in the RSPCA’s care, where they have been given the names Dandelion and Burdock.

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Sharon Knight, who collected the cats, said: “They had … Continue reading…

Three kittens who were abandoned on a door step in Pear Tree are recovering in the RSPCA’s care.

The tiny kittens were just 10 days old when they were found by a member of the public in Pear Tree, on 15 May. They are currently being cared for by staff at the RSPCA’s Derby branch, in Abbey Street, where they are being hand-reared.

They have been given the names Yoda, Gonzo and Rizzo, and are all doing well.

Kerry Draper, … Continue reading…