A woman from Stanley has been disqualified from keeping animals for five years after being convicted of failing to meet the needs of a British bulldog called Royston. 


Lauren Jane Eliot (D.O.B 02.08.1997) of Thomas Street, Annfield Plain, Stanley failed to appear before Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court last week (Wednesday 11 March). She was convicted of one offence* under the Animal Welfare Act in absence.

RSPCA inspector Cathy Maddison said: “I had been to this property in April and … Continue reading…

A man and woman have been sentenced after three dogs, a pony and two wild birds were found alone, and two of the dogs straying amongst traffic on a 50mph road, in the run up to Appleby Horse Fair.


Michael Price (D.O.B 07.05.91) of Lime Tree Avenue, Malton, North Yorkshire and Shannon Hanrahan (D.O.B 07.05.91) of Kidacre Street, Kidacre Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire appeared before Carlisle Magistrates’ Court last week (Tuesday 25 February) for sentencing.


At an earlier … Continue reading…

A hamster has been rescued by the RSPCA after getting stuck in a patio door in Cumbria.


Mike was found trapped in the gap underneath the glass door last Tuesday night (18 February).


RSPCA inspector Will Lamping said: “I was on shift on my own and two hours away when the call came in.


“I tried my best to advise Mike’s owner over the phone and she got a local vet out to help but they couldn’t … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found staggering down the middle of a road in Blackburn, Lancashire.


The female German shepherd type was emaciated, her fur matted and covered in faeces.


A member of the public who was driving by spotted her on Pleckgate Road just before midnight on Thursday 30 January, moments before she collapsed.


They put her into their car, before flagging a passing police officer down who took the dog … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dying puppy was handed in to a County Durham animal charity at the weekend. 


The female Lurcher-type was taken to Stray Aid at around 3pm on Sunday (9 February) by two teenage boys who said they found her dumped at the side of the road on Cornforth Lane, just outside Ferryhill.


She was collapsed and non-responsive and sadly tested positive for parvo virus, so was put to sleep on veterinary … Continue reading…