The RSPCA is appealing for information after two kittens were dumped in a bin in Gateshead.


They were discovered at around 9am last Monday (28 January) in the industrial bin at the back of St Chad’s Community Project, Liddell Terrace. 


RSPCA inspector Suzanne Edgar said: “The person who found them said the bin lid was closed and when they opened it the kittens were just sitting there looking up them.


“They took some photos (above) before climbing … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was dumped with a carrier-bag full of belongings – including dog shampoo, a blanket, food and treats – in Sunderland.


The male Jack Russell was found behind the Morrisons supermarket at William Doxford Centre, Doxford Park, on Sunday (27 January).


RSPCA inspector Jaqui Miller said: “He was tied to a fence surrounded by his things.


“It was a really sad sight.


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A man from Sunderland has been convicted of allowing a horse to suffer, in a prosecution case brought by the RSPCA. Raspy had a severe headcollar injury which had become maggot-infested.


Glenn Foot (D.O.B 05.11.87) of Marley Crescent appeared before South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Tuesday 29 January).


He was convicted of three offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006* in his absence earlier this month (9 Jan). He was convicted of one count of causing unnecessary suffering … Continue reading…

Three people have been sentenced after admitting a number of offences* under the Animal Welfare Act relating to animals being kept at a Burnley allotment.


Jade English (D.O.B 30.04.89) of Manchester Road, Burnley and Rebecca Wilkin (D.O.B 24.09.77) of Burnley Road, Crawshawbooth, Rossendale pleaded guilty to five offences relating to horses and a dog and Carl Jason Watson (D.O.B 25.10.72) of Cog Lane, Burnley pleaded guilty to one offence relating to a horse.


They appeared before Burnley Magistrates’ … Continue reading…

A man and woman from Leeds have been disqualified from keeping animals for life after allowing their two dogs and cat to suffer.


Michael Richardson (D.O.B 30.07.59) and Beverley Ann Richardson (D.O.B 24.10.64) of Broom Mount appeared before Leeds Magistrates’ Court on Thursday last week (17 January) where they pleaded guilty to two offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006*.


They admitted, between 3 September and 3 October last year, (1.) causing unnecessary suffering to two West Highland … Continue reading…