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…

06.12.13

Our specially trained water rescue teams have been out rescuing animals affected by the storms and rising tides that have battered the east of England.

Officers have so far been involved in rescues involving seals, horses and cattle as they respond to calls from the authorities and members of the public.

A team of our officers, along with local authority seal wardens and members of the Seal & Bird Rescue Trust, are currently patrolling the east Norfolk coast between … Continue reading…