The RSPCA is appealing for information after a family of dead ducks were discovered in a bag in some bushes outside Asda in Colne, Lancashire.

 

The female mallard and nine ducklings were found in a black bin liner on Saturday 27 April.

 

It appears whatever happened to them happened two days earlier.

 

RSPCA Inspector Natalie Taylor said: “CCTV shows a lot of commotion – cars and people are seen stopping and congregating – on the Thursday afternoon … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dead dog was found dumped in Selby, North Yorkshire.

 

The lurcher-type dog was discovered amongst fly-tipped rubbish on a track running parallel to the River Aire off the A19.

RSPCA inspector Thomas Hutton said: “The dog was inside a white builder’s sack and had tyres stacked on top of them.

 

“There were also a large amount of dog food tins, which could possibly have been dumped by the same person…. Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after collecting a suffering rabbit who was given away by three teenagers in Hull, East Yorkshire yesterday.

 

The boys – thought to be aged 13 or 14 years old – were reportedly approaching people and knocking on doors on 1st Avenue, offering the male rabbit for free.

RSPCA inspector Laura Barber said: “I picked him up from a concerned member of the public, who had taken him from the teenagers.

 

“The poor … Continue reading…

Four baby squirrels had to be separated after their tails got in a tangle in Stockton on Tees, County Durham.

 

They were found by a member of the public in some woods alongside the A689 in Wynyard on Bank Holiday Monday (6 May).

 

RSPCA inspector Clare Wilson said: “The call said that four baby squirrels had been tied together by their tails so couldn’t get away from each other.

 

“I was a little sceptical as to how … Continue reading…

Schools from Birmingham, Reading and Leeds have qualified for the finale of a prestigious debating competition, to take place at Westminster’s Church House.

The RSPCA has been hosting Great Debate events, with school children debating a host of animal welfare topics at “centres of citizenship and democracy” across England.

15 teams from ten schools have competed in three England heats – with six schools winning through and reaching June’s final.

Debates aim to inspire school pupils to research, explore and … Continue reading…