Monday 11 March 2013

A pony has been found emaciated and collapsed on wasteland in Newbiggin by the Sea.  The animal – which was tethered – was in such poor condition that a veterinary surgeon advised he should be put to sleep at the scene.


The brown and white, or ‘skewbold’, pony was spotted by a member of the public on Rydal Mount on Wednesday (6 March). They called the RSPCA and local authority animal welfare officer who called … Continue reading…


AN RSPCA inspector was called out to one of her most bizarre rescues ever – to save a dog which was stuck in a bath plug hole.


Inspector Jennie Ronksley was called out on Monday 4 March to the property in Wheata Road, Sheffield.


Little Emma, a Yorkshire terrier, had her foot stuck completely in the plug hole of a bath and her new owner could not get her free.

Emma and her sister Bonnie, who are both … Continue reading…

Wednesday 6 March 2013

A pony has been found emaciated and collapsed on a Newcastle industrial estate. It was ‘touch and go’ for the dark bay mare but she is now doing well at a specialist equine veterinary surgery.


The pony was spotted by a member of the public on Newburn Haugh Industrial Estate, Riversdale Court, Newburn on Wednesday (27 February). They called the RSPCA.


RSPCA inspector Claire Hunt said: “This pony was in a terrible state. She … Continue reading…

Wednesday 6 March 2013

Officers from the RSPCA’s North of England water rescue team will attend the BBC Radio York Flood Hero Awards later this month, in which they have been nominated.


The ceremony is due to take place at the Guildhall in York on Tuesday 26 March, when the winners will be announced.


They have been nominated by the owners of two donkeys – four year old ‘Noah’ and 15 year old ‘David Crockett’ – after they … Continue reading…

Thursday 28 February 2013

In the wake of the horse meat scandal and ongoing welfare concerns for horses, the RSPCA is again expressing its deep concern about the usefulness of the horse passport system, which aims to keep track of horses for disease control.


The RSPCA has found that three quarters of the horses we take in do not have passports and are not microchipped, a legal requirement.  A lack of enforcement means that owners don’t keep passports updated … Continue reading…