A duck who RSPCA officers and a local animal lover tried to rescue for nearly a week because he had a dart through his neck has been captured, treated and released back into the wild.

 

The RSPCA was first called about the male mallard on Tuesday 26 February after he was spotted beside the River Don, Sheffield Road, Oxspring with the four inch metal dart through his neck.

 

Officers attended almost every day until he was finally rescued … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat with a skin condition was dumped at the charity’s Great Ayton Animal Centre, Middlesbrough.

 

A man came into the reception, put a carrier with the cat inside on the desk, said “I don’t want that”, and ran out.

 

It happened at approx 1.30pm on Saturday 2 March.

 

RSPCA Great Ayton Animal Centre deputy manager Olivia Duffill said: “The receptionist was on the phone at the time so wasn’t … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was set on by dogs and died in Hull.

 

Four dogs were seen being encouraged to attack the black cat by two men and a teenage boy.

 

The incident happened in the garden of a derelict house on Flinton Grove and some wasteland behind the property between 10am – 2pm on Sunday 10 February.

 

RSPCA inspector Lucy Green said: “The witness described the dogs as being goaded by … Continue reading…

Three completely bald puppies with a skin condition have been dumped at a vet practice in Halifax, West Yorkshire – a week apart.

 

Two Staffy-types were brought into West Mount Vets, on Pellon Lane, at 5.30pm on Thursday 7 February.

 

A man wearing a hoody and tracksuit carried a box into the reception area, put it down and left before staff realised what was happening.

 

RSPCA inspector Sarah Bagley, who is investigating, said: “When the staff opened … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a thin cat with severe fur loss was found in Rossington, Doncaster.

 

The young adult female cat was found on Saturday 2 February near a park and some woods off Atterby Drive.

 

The finder kindly took her home and called the RSPCA for help.

 

RSPCA inspector Ben Cottle-Shaw said: “I picked up this lovely cat from the person who found her.

 

“She was underweight and had severe fur loss…. Continue reading…