A Middlesbrough man who failed to seek treatment for his dog who had a potato stuck in his throat and a dish cloth in his stomach has been given a suspended prison sentence and disqualified from keeping animals. 

 

Steven Anthony Harrison (D.O.B 12.08.85) of Central Mews, Middlesbrough appeared before Teesside Magistrates’ Court last Friday (31 January) for sentencing. 

 

After an earlier trial, he was convicted of two offences, one of causing unnecessary suffering and one of failing to … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found with such a severe skin condition she had open wounds in Sheffield.

 

The Staffordshire bull terrier type dog was spotted on Mason Avenue in the Swallownest area on Tuesday (28 January) and taken to a local vet practice.

 

RSPCA animal welfare officer Liz Braidley said: “Initially it looked like she had been in a fight or attacked, such was the severity of the wounds.

 

“However after … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found in a ‘horrendous state’, severely matted and emaciated with tumours on her face and abdomen, bad teeth and in-growing claws.

 

The suffering terrier-type dog was found on Monday 20 January at Mount Tabor, Halifax, on the way down to Pellon, Halifax and around 300 metres past the Crossroads Inn.

 

RSPCA inspector Rebecca Goulding said: “It’s quite an isolated spot but locals would know it.

 

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Twenty-one cockerels have been rescued after being abandoned in Northumberland.

 

The birds were dumped in a wooded area just off the A1, near the village of Belford.

 

Nineteen of the birds were caught by RSPCA staff and caring members of the public on Friday 10 January.

 

RSPCA inspector Trevor Walker said: “We had a call about a large number of cockerels that had been dumped.

 

“Two of our animal collection officers, ACO Terry Haley and ACO … Continue reading…

A snake ‘wreaked havoc’ in a hotel room* in Doncaster on New Year’s Eve. 

 

The RSPCA was called about the kingsnake – which is a species commonly kept as a pet – at about 6pm after someone had checked into the hotel, gone to their room and discovered the reptile.

RSPCA inspector Sara Jordan said: “Staff were alerted and went to the room, saw the snake, closed and put towels up against the door and promptly called us!

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