The RSPCA is appealing for information after a family of dead ducks were discovered in a bag in some bushes outside Asda in Colne, Lancashire.

 

The female mallard and nine ducklings were found in a black bin liner on Saturday 27 April.

 

It appears whatever happened to them happened two days earlier.

 

RSPCA Inspector Natalie Taylor said: “CCTV shows a lot of commotion – cars and people are seen stopping and congregating – on the Thursday afternoon … Continue reading…

A duck who RSPCA officers and a local animal lover tried to rescue for nearly a week because he had a dart through his neck has been captured, treated and released back into the wild.

 

The RSPCA was first called about the male mallard on Tuesday 26 February after he was spotted beside the River Don, Sheffield Road, Oxspring with the four inch metal dart through his neck.

 

Officers attended almost every day until he was finally rescued … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog wandered off the metro at Gateshead station alone with a suspected stab wound.

 

The male brindle and white Staffordshire bull terrier was spotted by staff who called us at around midday on Saturday (12 January).

 

RSPCA inspector Rowena Proctor said: “The poor boy was crying out, whimpering and clearly in some distress.

 

“He had a one inch wound to his back, which was infected.

 

“I took him … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a horse suffered severe chemical burns in what’s thought to have been a deliberate attack.

 

The filly – thought to be aged around eight months old – is being treated for injuries to her head, as well as lice, internal parasites and anaemia at a vet practice in North Yorkshire, after being found with the injuries in Clowne, Derbyshire.

RSPCA inspector Keith Ellis said: “The injuries sustained by this poor horse are … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after 25 rabbits were abandoned in freezing cold blizzard conditions in Sheffield at the weekend.

 

The rabbits were found in a large cardboard box in an alleyway near Landseer Drive, Gleadless on Saturday morning (17 March) and taken in by a member of the public, who called us.

 

Nine of the 20 newborn babies have since died.

 

RSPCA animal welfare officer (AWO) Liz Braidley said: “Some of the rabbits had been … Continue reading…