The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was dumped with a carrier-bag full of belongings – including dog shampoo, a blanket, food and treats – in Sunderland.

 

The male Jack Russell was found behind the Morrisons supermarket at William Doxford Centre, Doxford Park, on Sunday (27 January).

 

RSPCA inspector Jaqui Miller said: “He was tied to a fence surrounded by his things.

 

“It was a really sad sight.

 

“I got him into my warm … Continue reading…

A man and woman from Leeds have been disqualified from keeping animals for life after allowing their two dogs and cat to suffer.

 

Michael Richardson (D.O.B 30.07.59) and Beverley Ann Richardson (D.O.B 24.10.64) of Broom Mount appeared before Leeds Magistrates’ Court on Thursday last week (17 January) where they pleaded guilty to two offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006*.

 

They admitted, between 3 September and 3 October last year, (1.) causing unnecessary suffering to two West Highland … Continue reading…

A woman whose dog was unable to move and left to suffer while lying in his bed for at least five days has been banned from keeping dogs for a year, after a case was brought by the RSPCA.

 

Kathryn Harpin of George-A-Green Road, Wakefield, was sentenced by magistrates in Leeds on Monday (10 December) after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to an offence of causing unnecessary suffering to a cocker spaniel called Humphrey.

 

The court heard … 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…

An RSPCA appeal has been launched after an emaciated, unwell veteran male dog was found straying in the village of Sutton in Haverfordwest.

The animal welfare charity was alerted after the unneutered  black and tan terrier was found by a member of the public, and taken to a local veterinary practice earlier today (18 December).

Veterinary inspection found a raft of issues with the poor dog – including emaciation, severe halitosis, a swollen face and a large infected mass occupying … Continue reading…