The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was left tied up in  a park in Northampton.


The dog was found by a concerned member of the public on Monday 3 March tied to the railings near to the toilets and children’s play area in Abington Park, Northampton.


The RSPCA was called and an inspector removed the German Shepherd dog and took it to the RSPCA Woodside Animal Shelter in Leicester.


The inspector has put … Continue reading…

Thursday 21 March 2013

The RSPCA is ‘very concerned’ about the number of unwanted, abandoned and neglected rabbits that officers and the local branch are being called to deal with in Rochdale.


In the past year the RSPCA cruelty line has been contacted about 69 healthy stray rabbits; 11 sick or injured stray rabbits; 41 rabbits abandoned in boxes or cages and an enormous 335 rabbits reported as neglect complaints*. Staff from RSPCA Rochdale & District Animal Centre have … Continue reading…

A badger who was found collapsed near to a business park in Castle Donnington has been released back into the wild after being cared for by the RSPCA.

The badger was collected on 22 December last year by an RSPCA inspector after she was found exhausted and collapsed in the doorway of an office at Willow Farm Business Park.

It is believed that the badger’s sett may have been flooded during the heavy rains and this had led to her … Continue reading…

Friday 15 March 2013

Fifteen RSPCA inspectors – including one from the North East – have trekked up Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania – the highest free-standing mountain in the world – to raise money for the animal welfare charity.


An amazing 13 of them finished the trek, but the trip ended in disappointment when two of the team had to be brought down from the mountain early, ending their hopes of reaching the summit.


Animal collection officer Steve Smith … Continue reading…

Monday 11 March 2013

A pony has been found emaciated and collapsed on wasteland in Newbiggin by the Sea.  The animal – which was tethered – was in such poor condition that a veterinary surgeon advised he should be put to sleep at the scene.


The brown and white, or ‘skewbold’, pony was spotted by a member of the public on Rydal Mount on Wednesday (6 March). They called the RSPCA and local authority animal welfare officer who called … Continue reading…