The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found stabbed to death in a garden shed in Leicester.

Staffordshire bull terrier Snowy was found with the fatal injuries in a shed in the garden of her home in Hand Close on Friday, 29 December.

The incident is believed to have happened between 26 and 29 December.

RSPCA inspector Beth Boyd, who is investigating, said: “This is an absolutely despicable crime that we are taking very seriously. We would … Continue reading…

A baby otter has been rescued by the RSPCA after he was found in a garden in Leighton Buzzard – half a kilometer away from the nearest river.

It’s not known how the otter managed to find his way to the garden, in Southcott Village, but when he was found on Tuesday evening (2 January) he looked disorientated.

Thankfully he was not injured, however due to him being so young he was taken to a wildlife hospital where he will … Continue reading…

 

Stanley was in RSPCA care for more than 400 days before he found his pawfect forever home

Stanley, dubbed one of Britain’s most unwanted dogs, has found a loving new home, just in time for Christmas.

Last month marked the 400th day that Stanley has been in RSPCA care – more than half of his young life without a family.

 Shar-pei crossbreed Stanley’s story was even more heart-breaking given that he came to the RSPCA after he was found … Continue reading…

A man who pinned two kittens to the floor and beat them to death has been jailed for 20 weeks.

Aaron Jay Barker, aged 26, of Songthrush Avenue, in Basford, Nottingham, was found guilty yesterday (Tuesday 19 December) of causing unnecessary suffering to the two kittens following a two-day trial at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court.

The court case heard evidence from an RSPCA inspector who investigated the case, and from vet experts.

The prosecution was brought by the RSPCA after Barker … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dead six-week-old puppy was found dumped in a box on a Derbyshire street.

The male brown and white crossbreed-type puppy was found in Guildford Avenue, Swadlincote, on Friday evening (15 December). The person who found the dog, inside a pink box, contacted the RSPCA.

Inspector Charlotte Melvin said: “The poor puppy was really thin and was suffering from worms – there were worms inside the box which they were dumped in.

“There … Continue reading…