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…

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…