A man from Huddersfield who ‘tortured’ animals in his care has been sentenced after a prosecution case brought by the RSPCA.


Stephen Emsley (D.O.B 20.02.69), of Riddings Road, appeared before Huddersfield Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (4 April).


He admitted two offences under the Animal Welfare Act and was convicted of a further five at a trial last month*.


Footage shows Emsley repeatedly slapping a rabbit and pulling fur from a guinea pig.


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The RSPCA is appealing for information after five Guinea pigs – one of them a week old baby – were found dumped in a layby in Flaxby, Knaresborough.


A member of the public came across the vulnerable animals in the pull-in on the Grange on Monday 29 January and called the RSPCA.


It’s thought they were probably abandoned the night before in two cardboard boxes that had got wet in the rain, allowing them to escape.


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The RSPCA is appealing for information after six guinea pigs – four of which were young babies – were dumped in a box at the side of the road.

A member of the public found the abandoned animals in Barthomley Road, in Audley, Stoke-on-Trent, on Thursday morning last week (29 June).

RSPCA inspector Charlotte Melvin said: “They were just dumped at the side of the road in a cardboard box. There was some hay in the box, but that was … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is on standby to help any owners whose homes have been, or are being, evacuated in Camden over the coming days.


An officer was in the area all day yesterday (SAT) working with Camden Council’s animal welfare team to collect details of all of those who may need assistance, and is keeping in close contact with the council today.


A register was opened up at Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre, which is one of the locations providing … Continue reading…

Six guinea pigs, including four babies, have been rescued by RSPCA Cymru in the Wrexham area.

The guinea pigs – a male, female and four babies – were found by a police community support officer in a children’s park on Rhosddu Road on 18 November, 2016. They were then collected by the RSPCA from a local police station, and continue to be looked after in RSPCA care.

A plastic bag was found near to the guinea pigs, which – shockingly … Continue reading…