A woman who admitted allowing cats and dogs to suffer at her home in Colne, Lancashire has been disqualified from keeping animals for five years.

 

In total, two dogs, ten cats and a ferret were discovered at Zoe Elizabeth Pearsall Allen’s house after she moved out – six of the cats and the ferret were dead.

 

Allen (D.O.B 23.10.72), who abandoned the animals at an address on Hawley Street, appeared before Blackburn Magistrates’ Court last week (Tuesday 14 … 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…

RSPCA Preston & District Branch Animal Centre is to re-open to the public this weekend.

 

The centre will open its doors from 11am until 3pm on Sunday (10 March), and staff are inviting supporters to drop in for a look around and a slice of cake.

RSPCA Regional Operations Manager for the North West, Anne Corbishley, said: “We’re very excited to re-open the centre to the public.”

 

“We’ve had a lot of support whilst the centre has been … Continue reading…