The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found stabbed in the head in a fly-tipped suitcase in Halifax.


The ‘big strong healthy’ male bull breed was wearing a collar and lead which was found wrapped around his front legs, as if to restrain him.


The case was dumped alongside a fridge freezer in a layby on Heath Hill Road, Wharley. Council workers made the grim discovery on Friday (26 January) and called the RSPCA.

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A dog has been found shot in the head twice in a field in Old Eldon, Shildon, County Durham.


The female Dogue de Bordeaux had recently had puppies and was extremely emaciated.


X-rays show she suffered a fractured skull and veterinary opinion is that she would have suffered for some time before she died.

RSPCA chief inspector Mark Gent said: “I suspect this dog has had puppies, which have drained her fat reserves as she has not being … Continue reading…

A cat has been found hanged from a 6ft fence by a dressing gown cord at a Manchester church.


The white and ginger cat appeared to be healthy and the RSPCA is urging his owner, and anyone with any information, to get in touch.

The shocking discovery was made by a churchgoer heading to a service at Moston Spiritual Church on Church Lane, Moston just after 7pm on Monday night (20 November).


RSPCA inspector Danielle Jennings said: “At … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a family of swans was attacked in a popular Middlesbrough park.


The male swan was found dead at the edge of the lake in Albert Park, and all the eggs smashed. The female was in distress nearby.


The charity was called after the extremely upsetting discovery was made this morning (Wednesday 26 April).


It’s thought metal fences put up by local people to help protect the birds whilst they nested … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was brutally killed at an 18th birthday party at his owner’s house in Lemington, Newcastle on Halloween.


Much-loved Yorkshire terrier-cross ‘Herbie’ was discovered in the back garden of the property on Waverley Crescent at around 8pm on Friday 31 October.


RSPCA inspector Jaqui Miller said: “I have never seen such a brutal attack on a dog in my whole 10 year career.


“Herbie’s muzzle was shattered in numerous … Continue reading…