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…

New homes are being sought for 12 piglets born after their mums were signed over to the RSPCA as part of an ongoing investigation.


The Iron Age cross piglets are in the care of Askham Bryan College in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, where their mums arrived towards the end of last year.


They are aged between six and ten weeks and are looking for new homes as pets, ideally in groups. All will be ready to be rehomed by … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a cat was found in a picnic basket washed up on a beach at Caister-on-Sea last night (Wednesday, 13, June).

The picnic basket was found by members of the public, who opened it up and discovered the dead cat inside.

They contacted the RSPCA, who have now launched an investigation into the death.

The cat is thought to be a young adult, black and white in colour, and was wearing … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information about a goose seen being attacked outside a pub in York.


We were called on Saturday, 15 August with reports of a man violently kicking the wild bird outside the Lowther Pub at Kings Staith, just after midnight. It is suspected that he may have caused an injury to the bird’s leg.


Unfortunately by the time the inspector arrived at the scene, the goose had returned to the water and could not … Continue reading…


Back in 1983 Bananarama sang about a ‘Cruel Summer’ – now we are calling 2014 the cruelest summer on record, with this Saturday set to be the ‘day from hell’.

Between January and the end of July this year we received  806,356 calls to our 24-hour national cruelty line.

This is an average of 3,822 calls every day – one every 30 seconds.

Our inspectors report an increasingly horrifying catalogue of animal crimes over the summer months including:… Continue reading…