A dog who cheated death after having her throat slit has been given a second chance at life – after surviving the horrific ordeal.

Lexi was held by her muzzle as previous owner David Owen took a smooth-bladed carving knife and sliced her throat, during an argument with his partner.

It left a deep wound which would have been fatal had the blade gone just one millimetre deeper. Instead she was left with the injury for four days, which had … Continue reading…

A man who beat his 11-week-old kitten and then suffocated the animal with a duvet seven hours later has been jailed for 16 weeks.

Kieran Haynes (DOB 19/01/1998), of Devon Gardens, Birkenhead, was sentenced by magistrates in Wirral yesterday (Tues 3 April), after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to causing unnecessary suffering to the kitten named Niko.

RSPCA inspector Anthony Joynes investigated the case after Niko’s body was found hanging outside a block of flats where Haynes’s ex-partner lived … Continue reading…

A man has been disqualified from keeping animals for 10 years after one of his cats was found dead in a room in his house after starving to death.

Samuel Rowarth-Powell, 28, of Blackpool Street, Burton, has been sentenced at North Staffordshire Justice Centre, after he was found guilty in his absence, at an earlier hearing, of four Animal Welfare Act offences.

The court heard that Rowarth-Powell contacted the RSPCA to say that he was not able to feed his … Continue reading…

A man who pinned two kittens to the floor and beat them to death has been jailed for 20 weeks.

Aaron Jay Barker, aged 26, of Songthrush Avenue, in Basford, Nottingham, was found guilty yesterday (Tuesday 19 December) of causing unnecessary suffering to the two kittens following a two-day trial at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court.

The court case heard evidence from an RSPCA inspector who investigated the case, and from vet experts.

The prosecution was brought by the RSPCA after Barker … Continue reading…

A woman who abandoned two cats in a house, which led to their deaths from starvation, has been disqualified from keeping animals for life.

Karen Whittingham (DOB 16/08/1972), of Winsford Avenue, Kingswinford, appeared at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Tuesday 6 December) to be sentenced for causing unnecessary suffering to the two cats by failing to feed them, and for failing to ensure the cats were housed in a suitable environment.

Whittingham was found guilty of the three offences in her … Continue reading…