A man who beat his 11-week-old kitten and then suffocated the animal with a duvet seven hours later has been jailed for 16 weeks.

Kieran Haynes (DOB 19/01/1998), of Devon Gardens, Birkenhead, was sentenced by magistrates in Wirral yesterday (Tues 3 April), after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to causing unnecessary suffering to the kitten named Niko.

RSPCA inspector Anthony Joynes investigated the case after Niko’s body was found hanging outside a block of flats where Haynes’s ex-partner lived … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after six dead ferrets were found on land just off the A1 at Grantham.

 

The ginger-coloured ferrets were first noticed by a local homeowner on land between Rosemary Crescent and the A1 southbound just after the A607 exit at around 12 noon on Tuesday (27 March).

RSPCA inspector Katherine Burris said: “The ferret’s bodies were strewn across the patch of scrub land when they were found.

 

“All appear to have been in … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found wandering around South Shields in a suffering state.

 

The black and white male dog, thought to be a Staffy/Border collie cross, was found straying near to the shops on Whiteleas Way on Tuesday 20 March and handed to the dog warden.

 

He is very thin and suffering from the skin condition demodectic mange.

 

RSPCA Deputy Chief Inspector (DCI) Helen Nedley said: “This poor dog’s spine, hips … Continue reading…

A tiny frog which can usually be found hopping from tree to tree in the rainforest of the Dominican Republic was discovered hidden in a bunch of bananas – in Blackburn Tesco.

 

The tiny amphibian was spotted by a shop worker in Tesco, Hill Street, on Friday afternoon (23 March). She didn’t know what to do with the stowaway so contacted the RSPCA.

 

Animal collection officer (ACO) John Greaves said: “The little tree frog was confined inside a … Continue reading…

Two dead dogs have been found buried in a shallow grave in Stockton-on-Tees, one of them with a severely fractured skull. 

 

The lurcher-types – one male and one female – were discovered buried down a disused railway line about 200 metres off Letch Lane by a woman walking her dog on Wednesday morning (21 March).

She called Stockton Council, who called the RSPCA.

 

RSPCA inspector Garry Palmer said: “We collected the bodies and they have been looked at … Continue reading…