The RSPCA is appealing for information after a Lurcher was found emaciated and suffering from a burst mammary tumour in Bishop Auckland.


Sadly the female fawn-coloured dog had to be put to sleep on veterinary advice.


She was found by a member of the public in the Hamsterley area and taken to a vets who called local charity Stray Aid in Coxhoe.


Sue Bielby, Stray Aid’s veterinary surgeon, said: “This desperate dog had been left for such … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two rabbits in ‘terrible condition’ were dumped on a patch of woodland next to a 60mph road in Sheffield.


The white Lionheads were in a poor state, had faeces clumped around their back ends and one of them had severely overgrown teeth.


They were abandoned on Tuesday morning (28 February) on Woodhead Road, Grenoside.


RSPCA deputy chief inspector Jennie Ronksley said: “Luckily for the rabbits, this is a spot where … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after inspectors spotted three men thought to be intending to carry out makeshift surgery on a dog in an allotment yesterday (23 February 2017.)


Two RSPCA inspectors and a Local Authority Animal Welfare Officer were driving past the Catchgate Allotments near Swan Street in Stanley, County Durham, yesterday morning on an unrelated job when they spotted the men holding surgical equipment and standing over the dog.


Jumping out of the vehicle to … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is issuing advice on what to do if you come across a seal after a number of alarming incidents along the Yorkshire Coast recently, including one where a seal was injured by a dog.


The seal was collected from Flamborough on Monday (23 January) and is now receiving treatment.


RSPCA inspector Claire Little said: “We had been monitoring the seal for two days – an officer had been out to check on it on Saturday and … Continue reading…

The RSPCA’s Coventry branch has launched an appeal to raise £2,500 for one of its resident dogs who urgently needs a heart pacemaker.

Terrier-cross Molly arrived at the branch in May last year, after her previous owner did not care for her properly. She had a severe skin condition which made her very sore and uncomfortable, and it took many months for her to recover.

But just as the branch was getting her ready for rehoming, it was discovered that … Continue reading…