The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog which was tied to railings was found strangled with the lead around her neck.


The dog was found tied to the railings behind a disused railway line at Straws Bridge. Ilkeston on Monday 4 February.


She was found tied up on a very short lead and it is thought that she had struggled to escape and as a result flipped over and sadly strangled herself.


RSPCA inspector Sarah … Continue reading…

Friday 8 February 2013

The RSPCA North of England water rescue team has been nominated for a BBC Radio York Flood Hero Award.


They have been nominated by the owners of two donkeys – four year old ‘Noah’ and 15 year old ‘David Crockett’ – rescued during last year’s floods in North Yorkshire.


The team, led by RSPCA chief inspector Mark Gent, has been put forward in the ‘Most Helpful Individual or Team’ category.


Chief inspector Gent … Continue reading…

Friday 8 February 2013

The RSPCA is offering runners the chance to take part in the biggest half marathon in the world, the Bupa Great North Run, this September. The ballot closed on Monday, and those who were lucky enough to get a place have been notified by today (Friday 9 February).


RSPCA regional fundraising manager Amy Smith said: “There will be a lot of very disappointed runners out there today, who didn’t manage to get a place in … Continue reading…

Friday 1 February 2013


The RSPCA is appealing for information after an emaciated Staffordshire bull terrier was found tied up in the snow in Gateshead.


The female brindle and white dog was spotted behind a shop at the top of Lobley Hill Bank by a member of the public on the afternoon of Monday 14 January. After keeping an eye on her for an hour the member of the public decided the snow was falling so heavily that … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two dogs were callously abandoned dangerously close to a flooded river.


The RSPCA received a call on Monday 28 January from a concerned member of the public who found the two dogs tied with twine to a tree at Trentside, Gunthorpe, Nottingham.


The dogs were taken to the RSPCA Radcliffe Animal Shelter, and although one of the dogs was microchipped – efforts to find the current owner have been to no … Continue reading…