A Chihuahua called Mac suffered severe head injuries resulting in him having to be put to sleep on humane grounds whilst in the care of his owner’s then boyfriend.

 

Reece Kevin Tommy West (D.O.B 25.10.96) of St John’s Road, Rotherham was jailed for 26 weeks and disqualified from keeping all animals for life when he appeared before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court today (Friday 29 March).

 

At an earlier hearing he was convicted of causing unnecessary suffering to Mac by … Continue reading…

A Rotherham couple have been disqualified from keeping dogs after admitting offences relating to the illegal docking of seven puppies’ tails.

 

Joanne Glasby (D.O.B 29.09.68) and Wayne Glasby (D.O.B 01.12.81) of Cedric Crescent, Thurcroft appeared before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court last Wednesday (27 March).

 

At an earlier hearing they pleaded guilty to two offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006*.

 

RSPCA Inspector Leanne Booth said: “This case involved seven puppies whose tails had been illegally docked with lamb … Continue reading…

A man from Leeds has been jailed for causing suffering to a pony he overworked to the point of exhaustion at last year’s Appleby Horse Fair, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria. Little Ginger also had mouth injuries.

 

Robert Michael Hunter (D.O.B 30.10.84) of Scott Hall Road, Leeds appeared before Carlisle Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (26 March).

 

He pleaded guilty to three offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 – two of causing unnecessary suffering to Little Ginger by (1.) failing to … Continue reading…

A much-loved cat has been put to sleep on humane grounds after being shot in York.

 

Biscuit, an eight-month-old ginger tom cat, was found severely injured in the garden of a neighbour’s house, a few doors from his home on Almsford Road, on Monday night (18 March).

 

He was rushed to a local vet practice where x-rays showed a metal air rifle pellet lodged in his spine. Paralysed from the hips down and in immense pain, the difficult … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the ‘thinnest dog ever seen alive’ by an RSPCA inspector was found in Accrington, Lancashire.

 

The dog, who has been named Eric by veterinary staff caring for him, was unable to stand or lift his head.

 

He was found by a member of the public on the afternoon of Saturday 2 March and collapsed soon after.

 

RSPCA inspector Nina Small said: “He was in the yard of an empty council … Continue reading…