Dozens of exotic animals – including parrots, pelicans, porcupines, iguanas, mara and agouti – have been rescued by the RSPCA after being neglected by their Preston owner. 


The animals were living in filthy conditions, most in unsuitable housing and some of them were suffering from untreated injuries.


Their owner Bradley Michael Tomes (D.O.B 27.04.95) of Moss Lane, Hesketh Bank, Preston appeared in court for sentencing yesterday (Thursday 11 July) after pleading guilty to 15 offences* under the Animal … Continue reading…

Thirty-one Arabian horses were rescued from squalid conditions in Blackpool thanks to equine charities and the police. 


Some of the horses had to be broken out of their stables when the RSPCA attended an address on Jubilee Lane on a warrant along with police, vets and support from other charities in September last year.


RSPCA Inspector Carl Larsson said: “There were 31 horses in dilapidated stables which had not had the doors opened in months, some of which … Continue reading…

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…

The RSPCA has launched an investigation after a puppy was found ‘buried alive’ in a Leyland field in a ‘hideous act of cruelty’.


A dog walker was out on Saturday (27 April) training their working dogs when they made the shocking discovery.


RSPCA Inspector Alison Fletcher, who is now investigating, said: “When the dogs didn’t return their owner went to find them and realised they’d sniffed out a mound of disturbed earth in the middle of the field. … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the ‘thinnest dog ever seen alive’ by an RSPCA inspector was found in Accrington, Lancashire.


The dog, who has been named Eric by veterinary staff caring for him, was unable to stand or lift his head.


He was found by a member of the public on the afternoon of Saturday 2 March and collapsed soon after.


RSPCA inspector Nina Small said: “He was in the yard of an empty council … Continue reading…