A man from Newcastle has been sentenced after his dog with found dead with severe head injuries and set on fire.  

 

David Rourke (D.O.B 04.12.58) of Farne Terrace appeared before Newcastle Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Wednesday 21 March) after being arrested on a warrant.

 

At a trial in November he was found guilty in his absence of failing to meet the needs of a Shih Tzu dog called ‘Charlie’ by failing to meet his need to be euthanised in … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after 25 rabbits were abandoned in freezing cold blizzard conditions in Sheffield at the weekend.

 

The rabbits were found in a large cardboard box in an alleyway near Landseer Drive, Gleadless on Saturday morning (17 March) and taken in by a member of the public, who called us.

 

Nine of the 20 newborn babies have since died.

 

RSPCA animal welfare officer (AWO) Liz Braidley said: “Some of the rabbits had been … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot 10 times in Crewe.

A member of the public found the male black cat seriously injured, lying on a grass verge in Middlewich Road, Crewe, near to Bentley Motors, on Saturday 10 March.

He was taken to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Cattery, in London Road, Nantwich, where he was examined by a vet. An x-ray showed 10 air gun pellets embedded inside his body – two in his neck, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA were called to a distinctive three-legged cat found sitting on a baby car seat in the rain for hours on Monday (12 March).

The cat – which does not have a microchip – was seen by a concerned passer-by, they called the RSPCA after spotting the cat had still not moved three hours later.

It had been raining continuously all day and the cat was wet through.

Inspector Keith Ellis said: “The cat was very lethargic and not … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is making a last ditch appeal to try to find the owner of a dog who died at the vets after being brought in by someone who said they had seen her being kicked and rescued her.

 

The 10 year old black female Staffy – called ‘Kara’ according to her microchip – was taken to a vet practice in Wallsend on 15 November with breathing difficulties, and died shortly afterwards. She also had large mammary tumours.

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