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…
The RSPCA is investigating after a tumour-ridden dog was tied up and left for dead under a bush.
A member of the public found the distressed dog, thought to be a collie cross, tied up in an alleyway next to Available Car, in Station Road, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, on Saturday morning (16 December).
He was immediately taken to a vet, where he was put to sleep on welfare grounds as he was so poorly.
RSPCA inspector Sarah Gardner said: “This … Continue reading…
A badger has been released back into the wild after being rescued from the bottom of a sewage tank in Leicester.
The RSPCA teamed up with Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service to rescue the animal, who had fallen down into the 15ft-deep tank at sewage treatment works in Enderby Road, Whetstone, on Wednesday last week (15 November).
So that he could be safely rescued, the badger was sedated before the fire crew went down into the tank from a ladder. … Continue reading…
The RSPCA is warning people of the dangers of abandoning unwanted pets after a tiny puppy died after he was dumped in a black carrier type bag and left in a garden in Peterborough.
The pup, who was aged between 12 and 16 weeks, was inside a bag which was left in a garden outside a property in Cromwell Road on the evening of 26 October.
The owner of the property found the bag in their garden, and not … Continue reading…