The RSPCA is appealing for information after the bodies of six domestic rabbits were found dumped in plastic bags in a litter bin in Paignton.


A council worker made the grisly discovery yesterday morning (27 November) in St Michaels Park.  The bodies had been put in four supermarket carrier bags.


The RSPCA South Devon branch animal collection officer, Chris Inman, attended and collected the bodies from the council depot.


The rabbits all had blood coming from their … Continue reading…

The RSPCA and Redwings Horse charity are appealing for information after a horse was found abandoned next to a travellers site in Long Lane, Grays, Essex.


RSPCA inspector Lewis Taylor was called out to the seven month-old piebald foal after a number of calls from concerned members of the public. The poor animal had a number of bite injuries to his neck, which had become badly infected.


“We are urging anyone with information about how this horse came … Continue reading…

A  dog was found with her stomach and head covered in creosote and burned near the London Road cemetery in Smallford in between St Albans and Hatfield.


A passerby, who found the small female springer spaniel  still alive, took her to a nearby vet but she died from her burns shortly afterwards.

The spaniel, who was liver and white, had been bred from and was around four years old.


She was found at lunchtime on Tuesday 20 November…. Continue reading…

A ship loaded with sheep was forced to turn back in the English Channel yesterday (21 November) after leaving from Ramsgate in gale force winds (press release by Klare Kennett – RSPCA).


The Jolene, loaded with two lorries containing hundreds of sheep, sailed from Ramsgate port at 11am this morning – before it left one of the lorries had closed sides and could not be viewed by RSPCA inspectors but the other was open and a lame sheep was seen. Continue reading…

Thursday 15 November 2012

The RSPCA was alerted after a member of the public after they discovered the dog tied to the porch outside their house, 17 Marley Avenue, New Milton at about 7.20pm on Wednesday 14 November 2012.

Doreen Denton, sent her husband Christopher to have a look, after she was disturbed by the noise of children laughing and chattering outside, along with the sound of a dog crying.

Mrs Denton said: ” I thought something must be wrong … Continue reading…