The RSPCA is appealing for information after the ‘thinnest dog ever seen alive’ by an RSPCA inspector was found in Accrington, Lancashire.

 

The dog, who has been named Eric by veterinary staff caring for him, was unable to stand or lift his head.

 

He was found by a member of the public on the afternoon of Saturday 2 March and collapsed soon after.

 

RSPCA inspector Nina Small said: “He was in the yard of an empty council … Continue reading…

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…