A man from Newcastle has been sentenced after his dog with found dead with severe head injuries and set on fire.  

 

David Rourke (D.O.B 04.12.58) of Farne Terrace appeared before Newcastle Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Wednesday 21 March) after being arrested on a warrant.

 

At a trial in November he was found guilty in his absence of failing to meet the needs of a Shih Tzu dog called ‘Charlie’ by failing to meet his need to be euthanised in … Continue reading…

There’s no doubt that anyone who meets Roxy is going to fall head over heels in love with her.

Roxy, the brindle crossbreed dog who is around four-years-old, is currently awaiting her forever home at the RSPCA Newport Animal Centre.

Unfortunately, she is not enjoying her time in kennels and staff at the centre are keen to find her the perfect home as soon as possible.

Deborah Simmonds – at the RSPCA Cymru centre – said Roxy came into their … Continue reading…

An American bulldog was found in a “pitiful” condition staggering the streets of a South Wales village, prompting an urgent RSPCA Cymru appeal for information.

Officers from the charity were contacted after the female dog was found in the village of Quakers Yard – near Merthyr Tydfil – on Friday (9 March).

The white and brown dog – who is very identifiable due to a scar on her back – had an abscess underneath her throat which was dripping with … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a seven-week-old puppy was found dumped in a shoebox.

The young Staffordshire bull terrier type pup – who has now been named Molly – was found in a garden at Bro Llethi, Llanarth, Cardiganshire, on Monday (12 March).

RSPCA inspector Keith Hogben said: “This small defenceless puppy has been callously abandoned on her own in a shoebox. The caller very kindly took care of the puppy until we arrived. It is believed she … Continue reading…

The RSPCA rescued a collapsed 19-year-old terrier cross who had been shut outside in the snow in temperatures of -3C during the Beast from the East.

The animal welfare charity received an anonymous call on 2 March to an address in Coventry, West Midlands.

RSPCA inspector Herchy Boal said: “Unfortunately during the recent snowy weather we received a huge number of calls – many of which were people who were concerned for dogs that had been shut outside in gardens, … Continue reading…