The RSPCA is issuing an end-of-year re-appeal to find the person responsible for almost killing Bruce the dog, found bloodied, battered and burned in Cumbria.

 

The bull lurcher was spotted wandering around Little Orton, on the outskirts of Carlisle, at the end of August (Thursday 30).

 

He had a swollen, protruding eye and a deep hole in the top of his skull which was fractured in several places. His jaw was broken, his tail had been burned and … Continue reading…

There’s good news for Bruce the dog who was found with holes in his head, having been beaten and set on fire in Cumbria.

 

Based on scan results back yesterday and feedback from his fosterer, vets say that he seems to be happy and enjoying life.

 

RSPCA chief inspector Rob Melloy said: “It’s nothing short of a miracle really.

 

“To say we are relieved by the feedback from vets is an understatement.

 

“We have been really … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a man was filmed repeatedly punching a dog before picking the dog up and carrying the dog off.

 

The violent assault was recorded by a witness who reported it and passed the footage to the RSPCA.

 

The incident took place on Hendon Road in Nelson, Lancashire at around 3.15pm on Thursday (10 December).

 

RSPCA inspector Charlotte Booker said: “This is an urgent appeal to find the man in the footage, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information about a goose seen being attacked outside a pub in York.

 

We were called on Saturday, 15 August with reports of a man violently kicking the wild bird outside the Lowther Pub at Kings Staith, just after midnight. It is suspected that he may have caused an injury to the bird’s leg.

 

Unfortunately by the time the inspector arrived at the scene, the goose had returned to the water and could not … Continue reading…

The RSPCA’s annual figures for 2014 show that cruelty complaints investigated by the charity in England and Wales have gone up*.

 

The RSPCA investigated 159,831 complaints in 2014 compared to 153,770 in 2013. The number of complaints investigated in West Yorkshire (8,440) was second only to Greater London (12,202), with Greater Manchester (8,069) having the third highest number. Lancashire also made the top ten, in sixth (5,252), and South Yorkshire, in seventh (5,158).

 

A shocking 20,258 of … Continue reading…