Twenty-one cockerels have been rescued after being abandoned in Northumberland.

 

The birds were dumped in a wooded area just off the A1, near the village of Belford.

 

Nineteen of the birds were caught by RSPCA staff and caring members of the public on Friday 10 January.

 

RSPCA inspector Trevor Walker said: “We had a call about a large number of cockerels that had been dumped.

 

“Two of our animal collection officers, ACO Terry Haley and ACO … Continue reading…

The RSPCA and North Yorkshire Police are appealing for information after a fox was found with his lower jaw caught in an illegal gin trap in York, causing horrific injuries.

 

The plight of the male fox – known as a ‘dog’ – was first reported to the RSPCA and North Yorkshire Police on Saturday (21 January).

 

The RSPCA set a live-catch fox trap in a garden where he was seen but to no avail.

 

He was finally … Continue reading…