Three men have been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty after Humberside Police executed warrants on their addresses in Howden this morning (Thursday 24 October).


The men are suspected of being involved in hunting wildlife with dogs. They have been taken to a police station for questioning.


The intelligence-led operation involved officers from the RSPCA’s special operations unit and from Humberside Police.


Eight dogs and two hares were seized by police and placed in RSPCA care. A … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a horse was found suffering from such severe flystrike that maggots covered 20% of his body.


A member of the public spotted the horse – described as a piebald Cob-type gelding – on land just off Stranglands Lane, Knottingley on Tuesday 8 October.


A vet was called to the scene and after a thorough inspection decided the most humane thing to do was to put the horse to sleep.


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The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found dumped in a ditch in Cottingham, East Yorkshire collapsed, emaciated and covered in sores.


The dog – an elderly male, neutered German Shepherd – was found and rescued from the ditch on North Moor Lane by a member of the public on Sunday 6 October.


They took him to RSPCA Hull Branch animal centre the next day and they called inspector Sarah Keith. She said: “This dog … Continue reading…

A dog has been found in a garden in West Hardwick, Wakefield with injuries all over his body. The ‘bull Lurcher’ – a cross between a Lurcher and a bull type dog – was covered in old and new wounds.


A home-owner, who lives on Hardwick Lane, was alerted to the dog’s plight after his own dogs started barking at around 2am on Tuesday morning (24 September).


The injured dog is described as an entire male, mostly black … Continue reading…

A Saluki-type dog has been found wandering around Middleton, Leeds in a ‘shocking’ state. She was so emaciated her bones could be seen through her skin and she was suffering such a severe skin condition she was almost completely bald.


She was spotted by a member of the public in West Grange Gardens, Belle Isle on Sunday 15 September. He was so concerned about her that he took her home and called the RSPCA.


‘Grace’, as she’s been … Continue reading…