A dog has been rescued after getting stuck in an electric reclining chair at a house in Swinton, Salford.

 

The RSPCA was called about the stricken pet Lhasa Apso, called ‘Cagney’, just before 10pm last night (Thursday 29 October), and animal welfare officer (AWO) David Hatton attended.

 

He said: “The dog had managed to get herself well and truly wedged in the chair.

 

“She was stuck head first in the mechanism, with just her back legs sticking … Continue reading…

Three RSPCA officers from the north of England have been recognised for their dedication to animal welfare at a prestigious awards ceremony.

 

Inspectors Jennie Ronksley and Inspector Will Lamping have both been given the Anderson-Plumbe Award by RSPCA Council.

 

The inspectors are two of the three who have been rewarded for showing special merit and intelligence in carrying out their duties.

 

They received their prizes at the RSPCA Honours ceremony at The Law Society, in London, on … Continue reading…

The RSPCA’s annual figures for 2014 show that cruelty complaints investigated by the charity in England and Wales have gone up*.

 

The RSPCA investigated 159,831 complaints in 2014 compared to 153,770 in 2013. The number of complaints investigated in West Yorkshire (8,440) was second only to Greater London (12,202), with Greater Manchester (8,069) having the third highest number. Lancashire also made the top ten, in sixth (5,252), and South Yorkshire, in seventh (5,158).

 

A shocking 20,258 of … Continue reading…

20.11.13

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences surrounding the sale of animals following a multi-agency investigation in Prestwich, Greater Manchester.

Uniformed RSPCA inspectors and officers from our special operations unit, along with Trading Standards officers from Salford City Council and Bury Council, as well as officers from Project Gulf at Greater Manchester Police, attended the property in Greenhill yesterday  (Monday 18 November).

Approximately 40 dogs and puppies, including French bulldogs, English bulldogs and pugs, … Continue reading…

A dog has been found obese and arthritic on a street in Hyde. The female Doberman had to be put to sleep to end her suffering.

 

She was spotted on Valley Road in Hyde on Tuesday 25 June by a member of the public who called the RSPCA.

 

RSPCA inspector Lorna Campbell said: “This poor dog was in a shocking state. She was extremely overweight and suffering from arthritis in all four legs. Walking was a real effort, … Continue reading…