A man from Lancashire has been jailed for 12 weeks and disqualified from keeping animals for five years after allowing his dog and cat to starve to death.

Jamie Birtwhistle (D.O.B 31.05.86) of Nuttall Street Mews, Nuttall Street, Accrington appeared before Blackburn Magistrates’ Court on Friday (6 October).

 

At a previous hearing he pleaded guilty to failing to meet the needs of Staffy ‘Bella’ and cat ‘Storm’ by failing to provide them with an adequate diet between 1 October … Continue reading…

A 37-year-old man from Nelson, Lancashire has been arrested under the Animal Welfare Act after an RSPCA appeal for information. The dog has been seized by police and taken into RSPCA care.

 

On Monday (14 December) we released footage of a man repeatedly punching a large white dog on Hendon Road and made an urgent appeal for information to find him and the dog, who we were extremely concerned about.

 

Following tip offs from members of the public … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has had a massive public response to an appeal for information, after a man was filmed repeatedly punching a dog on a Lancashire street.

 

The appeal has been viewed 2.8 million times on Facebook, shared 13,000 times and generated over 8,600 comments from concerned animal-lovers.

 

The violent assault, which took place on Hendon Road in Nelson at around 3.15pm on Thursday (10 December), was recorded on a mobile phone by a witness who reported it and … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a man was filmed repeatedly punching a dog before picking the dog up and carrying the dog off.

 

The violent assault was recorded by a witness who reported it and passed the footage to the RSPCA.

 

The incident took place on Hendon Road in Nelson, Lancashire at around 3.15pm on Thursday (10 December).

 

RSPCA inspector Charlotte Booker said: “This is an urgent appeal to find the man in the footage, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA’s annual figures for 2014 show that cruelty complaints investigated by the charity in England and Wales have gone up*.

 

The RSPCA investigated 159,831 complaints in 2014 compared to 153,770 in 2013. The number of complaints investigated in West Yorkshire (8,440) was second only to Greater London (12,202), with Greater Manchester (8,069) having the third highest number. Lancashire also made the top ten, in sixth (5,252), and South Yorkshire, in seventh (5,158).

 

A shocking 20,258 of … Continue reading…