A man and a woman have been disqualified from keeping equines for 10 years after they starved their horse to the point where she was found collapsed by a member of the public.

Lee Roberts (DOB 07/06/72) and Sarah Roberts (DOB 23/01/79), both of Huntington Terrace Road, in Cannock, were sentenced at North Staffordshire Justice Centre on Friday last week (6 October).

They had pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to the bay mare horse, named Lady, at an earlier … Continue reading…

A relaunch of an RSPCA centre’s education programme will give young animal-lovers the chance to learn about all things wildlife.

The charity’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in London Road, Nantwich, has launched a new timetable of activities which will take place at its education centre.

The programme kick starts with events during the half-term break:

  • Thursday 26 October and Friday 27 October from 1pm to 3pm on both days: Children will be invited to help the centre get ready for

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after a 7ft-long Burmese python was abandoned in a box in Nottingham.

A member of the public found the snake in a plastic box with no air-holes in Kentwood Road, Sneinton, on Monday (9 October) afternoon. They contacted the police, who took the snake to the RSPCA’s Radcliffe branch.

The snake has now gone to a specialist exotics vets to be cared for, after which it will be moved to a rescue centre for … Continue reading…

A woman who starved and neglected her dog has been disqualified from keeping animals for life.

Clare Hobson (DOB 26/06/77), of Dollywood Close, in Buxworth, Derbyshire, was sentenced today (Wednesday 11 October) at Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to three Animal Welfare Act offences at a previous hearing.

As well as the lifetime disqualification order on keeping all animals, Hobson was also given a 12-month community order, told to do 120 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay … Continue reading…

A tiny kitten who was on the verge of death has been safely rescued by the RSPCA and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service from a derelict boarded-up house – after worried neighbours reported hearing her “screaming the street down” in the days before being found.

The emaciated kitten was extremely weak when the RSPCA and the fire service prised off the door from the crumbling building in Stonehill Street, Liverpool, on Saturday (7 October).

She was found huddled in a … Continue reading…