The RSPCA is appealing for information after a man reportedly mistreated a dog outside a pub in Stoke-on-Trent.

Witnesses who saw the incident said that the man threw the dog in the air a number of times and let her drop to the floor.

He was confronted by members of the public following the incident, on Thursday evening (12 Oct) outside The Greyhound pub in Manor Court Street, Penkhull, but he walked away and left the dog behind.

The dog, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a man randomly kicked a dog who was waiting outside a shop for her owner.

The man was caught on CCTV attacking the dog, a four-year-old beagle named Izzy, outside One Stop in Bramhall Lane, Stockport, at 10.50am on Wednesday (11 October).

Izzy had been waiting for her owner, Danielle Duce, when the incident happened.

RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer Steve Wickham said: “It is difficult footage to watch. It is a completely random … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a pig with his legs tied together was pulled out of a river in Stockport.

A member of the public contacted the RSPCA on Friday morning (29 September) after seeing the pig in the river by a weir, in Otterspool, in Romiley.

RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer (AWO) Steve Wickham and a crew from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service attended to remove the body.

AWO Wickham said: “At this stage … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an emaciated and injured dog was found in a street in Runcorn.

A member of the public found the Staffordshire bull terrier-type dog in Shepherds Row, at 8.30pm on Thursday 21 September.

The dog, thought to be around 10 years old, had an old leg fracture, a skin condition, severe muscle wastage, sores on his feet and legs and an ulcer on his eye.

He was in such a bad way that he … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after receiving reports that ducks are being shot at on a Walsall canal.

A member of the public contacted the animal welfare charity on Thursday 31 August after witnessing two ducks being shot dead with a pellet gun on a canal behind a row of houses in St John’s Close.

RSPCA inspector Laura Bryant said: “We are very concerned to hear that someone is deliberately targeting wildlife in such a cruel way. There have … Continue reading…