A couple banned from keeping animals were found to be keeping a dog who had become overweight as a result of not being walked – because they were scared of being found out.

Anthony Makin (DOB 16/01/75) and Sally Makin (DOB 01/01/75), of Dale Avenue, Bromborough, were sentenced at Wirral Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Wednesday 4 October) after pleading guilty to two offences at a previous hearing – causing unnecessary suffering to the dog by failing to provide veterinary care for … Continue reading…

A man who beat his dog in a “fit of anger” in a busy Wirral street has been banned from keeping dogs for a year.

Carl Gallimore (DOB 03/04/85), of Pasture Avenue, Morton, pleaded guilty yesterday (Wednesday 4 October) to causing unnecessary suffering to the Staffordshire bull terrier named Kiya, on the last day of a three-day trial at Sefton Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard that the incident was witnessed by a number of people on 5 October last year, … Continue reading…

A stray cat which was taken into an RSPCA centre has been reunited with her owner after a year of being missing – following a social media appeal to find her owner which led to an offer of help from the Swedish government!

Cookie went missing from her home in Westhouses, near Alfreton, Derbyshire, in August last year, devastating her owner Jessica Vestin, who had brought the cat over from her home in Sweden in 2015.

Jessica spent the next … Continue reading…

A swan died after suffering serious injuries following a dog attack in Nantwich.

The swan was found by a passer-by in the river by Manor Road North on Saturday afternoon (30 September), with severe injuries to one of her wings.

When the RSPCA arrived, the swan was so far out into the weir that assistance was required by Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service to safely rescue her.

After being rescued, she was taken to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, … Continue reading…

A woman who starved her daughter’s dog while looking after him has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Jennifer Wilson (DOB 26/07/74), of St Augustines Avenue, in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, was sentenced on Wednesday (27 September) after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to failing to meet the needs of the husky-type dog, named Panda.

The court heard that Wilson had been looking after Panda for some time when he was found in a collapsed state by her daughter’s boyfriend on … Continue reading…