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…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a suffering dog was found on a football field in Bury, Lancashire.

 

The Staffordshire bull terrier was emaciated and collapsed when he was brought in to Armac Veterinary Practice on the evening of Friday 4 April.

 

Steven Batty, of Armac Veterinary Group, said: “He was brought in to us after being found by a member of the public.

 

“As you can see by the pictures, he was in a terrible … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for witnesses to an alleged attack on a dog in Clitheroe the Saturday before Christmas (21 December 2013) to come forward.

 

It’s alleged that a Border terrier-type dog was kicked, thrown into a road and dropped off a bridge into a stream by a man on Waterloo Road just before 11pm, in front of several people.

 

The female dog – described as tan and black with some white on her chest – was rescued … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for help to find a Lurcher-type dog with a large stomach wound, and her owner.

 

A man has been interviewed by the RSPCA regarding an allegation that he stitched the dog’s wound yesterday (Sunday 17 November) but he has refused to name the owner or tell the RSPCA where the dog is.

 

RSPCA inspector Nina Small said: “We are deeply concerned for this dog and her welfare and need to know where we can … Continue reading…