The RSPCA is appealing for information after a Jack Russell cross was hurt in a dog attack in Newcastle.

She was being walked by her owner on the ‘Wagon Way Path’ in West Allotment at around 7.15pm on Saturday 30 September when the incident happened.

RSPCA inspector Helen Bestwick said: “A group of people with a large brindle and white bull breed type dog on a lead were walking towards them.


“The person holding the lead looked at them … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a group of teenagers attacked an elderly cat in broad daylight in a Derby street.

A member of the public contacted the RSPCA yesterday after witnessing the incident at 4.20pm yesterday (Thursday 29 June) in Coleman Street, Alvaston.

RSPCA inspector Sarah Gardner said: “The group of teenagers – there were 11 of them, of which two were girls – had surrounded the cat and were throwing bottles and cans at him, clearly tormenting … Continue reading…

A 37-year-old man from Nelson, Lancashire has been arrested under the Animal Welfare Act after an RSPCA appeal for information. The dog has been seized by police and taken into RSPCA care.


On Monday (14 December) we released footage of a man repeatedly punching a large white dog on Hendon Road and made an urgent appeal for information to find him and the dog, who we were extremely concerned about.


Following tip offs from members of the public … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was brutally killed at an 18th birthday party at his owner’s house in Lemington, Newcastle on Halloween.


Much-loved Yorkshire terrier-cross ‘Herbie’ was discovered in the back garden of the property on Waverley Crescent at around 8pm on Friday 31 October.


RSPCA inspector Jaqui Miller said: “I have never seen such a brutal attack on a dog in my whole 10 year career.


“Herbie’s muzzle was shattered in numerous … Continue reading…


Ziggy, the dog shot with a crossbow who warmed the hearts of the public, is on the road to recovery after narrowly escaping with his life.

The two-year-old Staffy was found with the 20 inch carbon fibre bolt going through his head a week ago today (Wednesday, 22 October) in remote woods near Wansford, Peterborough.

It was touch-and-go during the delicate operation to remove the bolt but vets were able to “slowly-slowly”  pull it out. Incredibly, it had deflected … Continue reading…