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 burned remains of a Rottweiler dog have been found in Sunderland.

The male dog was found by a member of the public on a footpath just off Claxheugh Road, South Hylton at around 3pm on Tuesday afternoon (6 March).

 

The dog is thought to have been aged between eight and 11 years old.

 

RSPCA inspector Terri-Ann Fannon said: “This was an absolutely horrible and upsetting thing to come across.

 

“At the moment we don’t know how … Continue reading…

The burned bodies of three cats have been found by the side of a public footpath in Kibblesworth, Gateshead.

 

The cats appear to have been inside a cardboard box, which had also been burned.

 

They were discovered by someone walking down the popular lane, known locally as ‘The Lines’, at around 2pm on Saturday afternoon (28 January). They called the RSPCA.

 

RSPCA inspector Rachael Hurst said: “One of the cats was microchipped but the telephone number listed … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a rabbit was impaled on railings and set on fire over Easter Weekend.

 

The white Lion-head type was found by horrified members of the public who called the RSPCA at around 10pm on Saturday night (4 April).

 

The rabbit was spotted on Bellfield Lane off Milnrow Road in Rochdale, by the railway bridge. The location was very visible, right next to some traffic lights.

 

RSPCA inspector Charlotte Booker said: “This … Continue reading…