The burned remains of a Rottweiler dog have been found in Sunderland.

The male dog was found by a member of the public on a footpath just off Claxheugh Road, South Hylton at around 3pm on Tuesday afternoon (6 March).

 

The dog is thought to have been aged between eight and 11 years old.

 

RSPCA inspector Terri-Ann Fannon said: “This was an absolutely horrible and upsetting thing to come across.

 

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after five Guinea pigs – one of them a week old baby – were found dumped in a layby in Flaxby, Knaresborough.

 

A member of the public came across the vulnerable animals in the pull-in on the Grange on Monday 29 January and called the RSPCA.

 

It’s thought they were probably abandoned the night before in two cardboard boxes that had got wet in the rain, allowing them to escape.

 

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after two poorly cats were dumped in carriers with notes sellotaped to them asking ‘Please look after me, thank you’. One of them had to be put to sleep.

 

The female cats – thought to be over ten years old – were found on the doorstep of Peel Veterinary Clinic on Railway Street in Hornsea last Wednesday morning (7 February). One was in a blue carrier and one was in a blue and … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people to carefully consider the needs of a pet before taking one on – after three hamsters were dumped on a Birmingham street in a shoebox which had “free hamsters” written on it.

The hamsters were left on a footbridge over a ford in the Sarehole Mill area. There were three hamsters in the box – but the lid was open, so there may have been more who escaped.

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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…