The RSPCA is appealing for information after an extremely poorly tiny puppy was found abandoned in woodland in Kirkham this week.

 

A member of the public was walking along a footpath through a wooded area off Station Road on Tuesday afternoon (17 October) when they found the frightened German shepherd puppy.

 

RSPCA inspector Amy McIntosh, investigating, said: “The walker was very worried about her as she appeared to be alone, was staggering around and couldn’t walk properly so … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a Lurcher cross was found abandoned in Burnley with ‘horrific’ injuries consistent with having been used for hunting.

The dog was first spotted tied to a tree on a lane off Brownside Road at around 6am on Monday morning (9 October).

 

RSPCA inspector Lyndsey Taylor (pictured) said: “Seeing him again at 9.30am, a member of the public went to investigate and found him to have numerous injuries. They cut him free and … Continue reading…

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…

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…