A woman from Ferryhill, County Durham has been sentenced for causing unnecessary suffering and failing to meet the needs of three dogs following a prosecution case brought by the RSPCA.

 

Nicole Jones (D.O.B 11.05.2000) of Kitchener Terrace  appeared before Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court last week (Wednesday 22 May).

 

She pleaded guilty to three offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 at a hearing earlier this month (18 May).*  

 

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Four baby squirrels had to be separated after their tails got in a tangle in Stockton on Tees, County Durham.

 

They were found by a member of the public in some woods alongside the A689 in Wynyard on Bank Holiday Monday (6 May).

 

RSPCA inspector Clare Wilson said: “The call said that four baby squirrels had been tied together by their tails so couldn’t get away from each other.

 

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat with a skin condition was dumped at the charity’s Great Ayton Animal Centre, Middlesbrough.

 

A man came into the reception, put a carrier with the cat inside on the desk, said “I don’t want that”, and ran out.

 

It happened at approx 1.30pm on Saturday 2 March.

 

RSPCA Great Ayton Animal Centre deputy manager Olivia Duffill said: “The receptionist was on the phone at the time so wasn’t … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after three newborn puppies were dumped at an industrial estate in County Durham.

 

The bodies of the puppies were found when staff came in to work at a business on Dabble Duck Industrial Park in Shildon on Friday (5 February).

 

A towel with a picture of ‘Snoopy’ on it and a blue plastic carrier bag were found along with the puppies.

 

RSPCA inspector Clare Wilson said: “The business’ gates are locked … Continue reading…

Two goats who were running around Hartlepool, County Durham for several days in October last year arrived at their new home on Wednesday (16 January).

 

An enclosure has been specially adapted for the animals at RSPCA Southridge Animal Centre, in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire.

 

RSPCA chief inspector Mark Gent said: “We are very grateful to RSPCA Southridge who have stepped in to offer a home to these goats.

 

“We have been trying to find a permanent home for … Continue reading…