A dog has been found shot in the head twice in a field in Old Eldon, Shildon, County Durham.

 

The female Dogue de Bordeaux had recently had puppies and was extremely emaciated.

 

X-rays show she suffered a fractured skull and veterinary opinion is that she would have suffered for some time before she died.

RSPCA chief inspector Mark Gent said: “I suspect this dog has had puppies, which have drained her fat reserves as she has not being … Continue reading…

A dead Dogue de Bordeaux has tragically been found in a Newport river with marks around her body, prompting an RSPCA Cymru appeal for information.

The charity was alerted after the brindle-coloured female dog was found in water adjacent to Riverside Terrace in the Newbridge area of the city on Wednesday (15 November).

RSPCA officers retrieved the body from the river, with injuries visible on her left flank, and the side of the head. It’s unclear whether this damage was … Continue reading…

A Dogue de Bordeaux dog who enjoyed a remarkable U-turn after being rescued by RSPCA Cymru is set to be a TV sensation on Tuesday (11 July).

Zeus was found in Newport, straying and in an horrific condition, in July 2015, with a severe skin condition, bleeding and covered in sores.

His life was transformed after coming into RSPCA Cymru care. Zeus put on weight and his skin condition transformed, as he underwent rehabilitation at RSPCA Newport Animal Centre. His … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a dog which had been strangled was found in a country lane in Shropshire.

The red female Dogue de Bordeaux, thought to be aged around six, was discovered by a member of the public in a coppice down a country lane which runs adjacent to the A442 in the village of Quatt. Around the dog’s neck was some baler twine, as well as marks which indicated the dog had been … Continue reading…