The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot in Harwood, Bolton.

 

Three-year-old Edward had to be operated on to have the airgun pellet removed, and vets say he had ‘a lucky escape’, as the pellet just missed his vital organs.

 

His owner Angela Paxton-Taylor, who lives in Orchard Gardens, said: “It’s nearly two weeks since it happened and thankfully he’s recovering well.

 

“He was behaving strangely on the Saturday (2 May), and wouldn’t eat … Continue reading…

A swan has been fatally injured after being attacked by two dogs in Rotherham at the weekend. It is the third incident of its kind dealt with by RSPCA officers in South Yorkshire in the past few weeks. 

 

The RSPCA was called to Bolton Brick Pond in Bolton-upon-Dearne after the incident happened at around 8.30am on Saturday (25 April).

 

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Katie Hetherington, who attended, said: “The swan’s injuries were horrific, he had a very badly … 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…

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…