A man from Leeds has been jailed for causing suffering to a pony he overworked to the point of exhaustion at last year’s Appleby Horse Fair, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria. Little Ginger also had mouth injuries.

 

Robert Michael Hunter (D.O.B 30.10.84) of Scott Hall Road, Leeds appeared before Carlisle Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (26 March).

 

He pleaded guilty to three offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 – two of causing unnecessary suffering to Little Ginger by (1.) failing to … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two horses were dumped in Leeds.

 

The charity was called about the horses on land off Gelderd Road, Morley on Sunday (20 January).

 

The colts – the term given to young male un-neutered horses – are described as small cob-types.

 

RSPCA inspector Dave Holgate said: “One of the horses was collapsed when I arrived.

 

“A vet and police came to the scene with me – and a couple of … Continue reading…

A dog walker from Leeds has been disqualified from keeping dogs for two years after being caught on camera hitting a client’s pet Boxer.

 

Jacqui Wilkins (D.O.B 30.11.72) of Dorset Grove, Stanningley appeared before Leeds Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Monday 7 January).

 

She was due to stand trial but pleaded guilty to one offence under the Animal Welfare Act instead, admitting failing to meet the needs of Bella by rough handling, physical violence and intimidating behaviour.

 

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Three Cockapoo puppies dumped in Wetherby just over a week ago are doing well in RSPCA care.

 

The two females, Olive (left) and Emmy (middle), and male, Gus (right), were found by a member of the public on a bridle track off Deerstone Ridge on Sunday 6 May.

 

Luckily, he managed to catch them and put them in his garden until an RSPCA officer could get there.

 

RSPCA inspector Kris Walker said: “As well as being very … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after three Cockapoo puppies were found in Wetherby in a ‘terrible state’.

 

The puppies – two females, who have been named Olive (left) and Emmy (middle), and one male, who has been named Gus (right) – were found by a member of the public on a bridle track off Deerstone Ridge on Sunday morning (6 May).

 

Luckily, he managed to catch them and put them in his garden until an RSPCA officer … Continue reading…