A man and woman have been sentenced after three dogs, a pony and two wild birds were found alone, and two of the dogs straying amongst traffic on a 50mph road, in the run up to Appleby Horse Fair.

 

Michael Price (D.O.B 07.05.91) of Lime Tree Avenue, Malton, North Yorkshire and Shannon Hanrahan (D.O.B 07.05.91) of Kidacre Street, Kidacre Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire appeared before Carlisle Magistrates’ Court last week (Tuesday 25 February) for sentencing.

 

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A hamster has been rescued by the RSPCA after getting stuck in a patio door in Cumbria.

 

Mike was found trapped in the gap underneath the glass door last Tuesday night (18 February).

 

RSPCA inspector Will Lamping said: “I was on shift on my own and two hours away when the call came in.

 

“I tried my best to advise Mike’s owner over the phone and she got a local vet out to help but they couldn’t … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is issuing an end-of-year re-appeal to find the person responsible for almost killing Bruce the dog, found bloodied, battered and burned in Cumbria.

 

The bull lurcher was spotted wandering around Little Orton, on the outskirts of Carlisle, at the end of August (Thursday 30).

 

He had a swollen, protruding eye and a deep hole in the top of his skull which was fractured in several places. His jaw was broken, his tail had been burned and … Continue reading…

There’s good news for Bruce the dog who was found with holes in his head, having been beaten and set on fire in Cumbria.

 

Based on scan results back yesterday and feedback from his fosterer, vets say that he seems to be happy and enjoying life.

 

RSPCA chief inspector Rob Melloy said: “It’s nothing short of a miracle really.

 

“To say we are relieved by the feedback from vets is an understatement.

 

“We have been really … Continue reading…

The overworking of horses was the big issue at this year’s Appleby Horse Fair*, during which temperatures soared.

 

“We had to warn far too many people whose horses were being worked to exhaustion in the heat,” said RSPCA chief inspector Rob Melloy.

 

“It was an exceptionally hot few days – which gave the fair a real holiday-type atmosphere, and relations were good throughout – but quite frankly, they should have known better. A number of horses had to … Continue reading…