A missing dog has been rescued from a steep embankment in Halifax and happily reunited with her owners thanks to her microchip.

Purdy, a white German shepherd, was spotted stuck down the side of a stream by a member of the public yesterday morning (Tuesday 27 November), who called the RSPCA for help.

RSPCA inspector Sarah Bagley said: “It was pretty tricky to get her out of there and I tried all sorts.

 

“I attempted to encourage her up … Continue reading…

A man from Hull has been given an 18-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, and disqualified from keeping animals for life after admitting causing unnecessary suffering and failing to meet the needs of a West Highland terrier called Charlie.

 

Matthew Dennis Cassidy (D.O.B 19.03.76) of Rosedale Grove appeared before Hull Magistrates’ Court on Friday (23 November).

 

At an earlier hearing he pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to Charlie by subjecting him to mental and physical trauma … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is reminding people about the dangers balloons pose to wildlife, after a gull died from injuries sustained from getting tangled up with one.

The animal welfare charity was called to rescue the bird from a telephone wire in Thornbrook Road, in Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire, after the struggling and distressed gull was seen by a member of the public.

An officer managed to free the gull and took him to the charity’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Cheshire. However, the … Continue reading…

A man who shot his neighbour’s cat with an air rifle while she was sitting on a garden fence has been banned from keeping animals for 10 years after a prosecution was brought by the RSPCA.

Peter Shaw (DOB 19/10/1963), of Dane Bank Road, in Northwich, Cheshire, appeared at Crewe Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (13 November), where he pleaded guilty to an animal welfare offence of causing unnecessary suffering to the cat, named Roxy.

The court heard that Roxy, who … Continue reading…

Just like vampires and ghosts, the black cat is a traditional image at Halloween. In UK folklore they are a symbol of bad luck but despite common myths there is nothing superstitious about black cats.

At the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange cattery, in Nantwich, Cheshire, there are black cats waiting to find a new home at this spooky time of year.

The cattery has gotten into the spirit of Halloween in an effort to encourage people to rehome their black cats…. Continue reading…