The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog wandered off the metro at Gateshead station alone with a suspected stab wound.

 

The male brindle and white Staffordshire bull terrier was spotted by staff who called us at around midday on Saturday (12 January).

 

RSPCA inspector Rowena Proctor said: “The poor boy was crying out, whimpering and clearly in some distress.

 

“He had a one inch wound to his back, which was infected.

 

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Two goats who were running around Hartlepool, County Durham for several days in October last year arrived at their new home on Wednesday (16 January).

 

An enclosure has been specially adapted for the animals at RSPCA Southridge Animal Centre, in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire.

 

RSPCA chief inspector Mark Gent said: “We are very grateful to RSPCA Southridge who have stepped in to offer a home to these goats.

 

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An RSPCA cattery is looking for a special home for a cat who was left scarred after being injured in a road traffic collision.

Ten-year-old Aston came into the care of RSPCA Stapeley Grange, in Nantwich, Cheshire, with a large scar on his back as a result of being hit by a car. He is a very shy and timid cat, which may be a result of his injury.

Because of this, he will need a special home with an … Continue reading…

A seal pup who was covered in oil is recovering at an RSPCA wildlife centre in Cheshire after being rescued in Merseyside.

The grey seal was rescued by an RSPCA officer after getting trapped in an oil compound.

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Lauren Bradshaw said: “He was found by one of the workers who was inspecting the site early on Wednesday. He heard something move on the gravel so shone his torch to try and find where the sound … Continue reading…

A much-loved cat has had to be put to sleep after being shot in the head with an airgun in Eggborough, Selby.

 

Dusty was found on Green Acres by a neighbour covered in blood, unable to walk or stand.

 

Her owner took her straight to the vets where she was given pain relief and x-rayed. Sadly vets advised she needed to be euthanised.

 

Owner Kate Brown said: “I’m devastated.

 

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