The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a dog with a weight attached to him was discovered in a canal in Wigan.

The Pomeranian-cross was found by a member of the public in the canal near Appley Bridge, close to The Baby Elephant restaurant, on Tuesday (7 June) evening.

He was wearing a blue harness, to which a 1.25kg exercise weight had been attached.

RSPCA inspector Johnny Brooks, who is investigating, said: “The dog was microchipped however … Continue reading…

This young dog got herself in a ‘bar’-king mad situation after she got her head completely stuck between two bars during her afternoon walk.

Juno, a five-month-old Schnauzer, was released in a joint operation between the RSPCA and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service yesterday (Wednesday) after her worried owner raised the alarm.

The dog was stuck between the bars of a fence in Bonis Crescent, Stockport, for half an hour while the rescue was carried out.

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after an elderly Jack Russell with a large tumour was dumped by a church in Wigan.

Susie, aged around 14 years old, was found by a church volunteer outside St Barnabas Church, in Marsh Green, on Tuesday (15 March).

RSPCA inspector Susie Micallef said: “Susie is in a bad way. She has a very large tumour on her mammary gland which could have potentially spread elsewhere. We cannot say for sure how long she … Continue reading…

A female Staffordshire bull terrier type dog has been found tied up in the cold and dark, emaciated and covered in sores in Middleton, Greater Manchester.


She was discovered by a dog walker at around 7.30pm on Saturday night (30 January) tied to a gate by a red, cord Ancol lead at the cut-through to a field between some houses on Ulswater Drive.


RSPCA inspector Nichola Waterworth said: “Thankfully she was spotted by the member of the public … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a dog with a plastic bag over her head and her legs tied together was found in a canal near Stockport.

A member of the public found the body of the Perro de Presa Canario breed yesterday (Monday 18 January) in Romiley Canal, by Romiley Board Mill, in Oakwood Road.

As the dog was microchipped, the owner of the dog has been identified. The dog was reported stolen from them … Continue reading…