The RSPCA is appealing for information after a Lurcher was found emaciated and suffering from a burst mammary tumour in Bishop Auckland.


Sadly the female fawn-coloured dog had to be put to sleep on veterinary advice.


She was found by a member of the public in the Hamsterley area and taken to a vets who called local charity Stray Aid in Coxhoe.


Sue Bielby, Stray Aid’s veterinary surgeon, said: “This desperate dog had been left for such … Continue reading…

A Derby dog who was once described as one of the thinnest dogs the RSPCA had seen has been chosen as the face of the charity’s national fundraising campaign.

Before and after photos of greyhound-saluki cross William will feature on a mailout which will land on hundreds of thousands of doormats across the country on Valentine’s Day. His story will also appear on the animal welfare charity’s social media channels, reaching millions of people.

William was rescued in September 2015 … Continue reading…

We were called on Monday 5 May about four year-old Bailey, who was found with a dislocated leg near Sainsbury’s supermarket in Howard Road in Grays.

It is suspected that Bailey had been run over and then left. He was lying down, unable to walk, panting heavily and there was blood all up his back legs.

RSPCA animal collection officer Anna Glozier said: “He was clearly suffering when I arrived, the poor little thing – it was heartbreaking.

“I suspect … Continue reading…


With the London Marathon fast approaching we are encouraging the public to race to our rehoming centres to adopt these gorgeous greyhounds and lurchers.

We are one of the largest rehomers in the country and are hoping to highlight the plight of some of the dog world’s fastest runners.

These athletic dogs are at the top of their game, just like the marathon runners who will be pounding the streets of London on Sunday.

Sally Jones, deputy manager at … Continue reading…


Today two greyhounds, who are currently in our care, appeared on ITV’s This Morning in the hopes of finding a new home.

Bobby and Wendy didn’t have the best start in life and were rescued from unsuitable living conditions. They are now in the care of our Leybourne Animal Centre in West Malling.

An inseparable couple

Staff at the centre say the pair are ‘a devoted couple who gaze at each other lovingly when they go into their neighbouring … Continue reading…