The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dying puppy was handed in to a County Durham animal charity at the weekend. 

 

The female Lurcher-type was taken to Stray Aid at around 3pm on Sunday (9 February) by two teenage boys who said they found her dumped at the side of the road on Cornforth Lane, just outside Ferryhill.

 

She was collapsed and non-responsive and sadly tested positive for parvo virus, so was put to sleep on veterinary … Continue reading…

A kitten has been rescued by the RSPCA after being found in an industrial bin in Durham. 

 

The 10-week-old tortie and white female was heard meowing by a member of the public the day before she was found on Friday (20 December).

 

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Shane Lynn got to the scene, in an alley off Providence Row, at 4.45pm. He said: “It seems incredibly unlikely that this kitten got into the bin on her own.

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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.

 

“I was a little sceptical as to how … Continue reading…

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…