A female Staffordshire bull terrier type dog has been found tied up in the cold and dark, emaciated and covered in sores in Middleton, Greater Manchester.

 

She was discovered by a dog walker at around 7.30pm on Saturday night (30 January) tied to a gate by a red, cord Ancol lead at the cut-through to a field between some houses on Ulswater Drive.

 

RSPCA inspector Nichola Waterworth said: “Thankfully she was spotted by the member of the public … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is releasing its annual cruelty statistics for 2013 and West Yorkshire comes out worst across England and Wales for the number of people convicted of animal welfare offences.

 

One hundred and twenty six people were convicted of offences in West Yorkshire last year after the RSPCA brought prosecutions. Durham had the second-highest figure with 100 people convicted*.

 

The figures are just some of those which form part of the charity’s Prosecutions Annual Report**, published to coincide … Continue reading…