The RSPCA is appealing for information after a Lurcher was found emaciated and suffering from a burst mammary tumour in Bishop Auckland.


Sadly the female fawn-coloured dog had to be put to sleep on veterinary advice.


She was found by a member of the public in the Hamsterley area and taken to a vets who called local charity Stray Aid in Coxhoe.


Sue Bielby, Stray Aid’s veterinary surgeon, said: “This desperate dog had been left for such … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a dog was found burnt in a field in Burton-on-Trent.

A member of the public came across the upsetting sight on Friday (24 February) in Lynwood Road, Branston, and contacted the RSPCA.

Inspector Laura Bryant said: “The body was visible from a nearby path and would have been very distressing for anyone to see. It had been completely burnt so that mainly the skeleton was visible.

“The person who contacted … Continue reading…

A Derby dog who was once described as one of the thinnest dogs the RSPCA had seen has been chosen as the face of the charity’s national fundraising campaign.

Before and after photos of greyhound-saluki cross William will feature on a mailout which will land on hundreds of thousands of doormats across the country on Valentine’s Day. His story will also appear on the animal welfare charity’s social media channels, reaching millions of people.

William was rescued in September 2015 … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an emaciated dog with a severe skin condition was dumped in a Northamptonshire village.

The female lurcher was struggling to walk when she was found in Church Street, in Broughton, near Kettering, on Friday. She was so hungry that she was eating her own faeces.

She was picked up by the RSPCA and taken to a vets, where staff nicknamed her Honey.

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Greg Hagen said: “The poor dog was … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is investigating after a puppy was tied up and abandoned by a church in a Hertfordshire village on the hottest September day the UK has seen for over 100 years.

The female lurcher-type puppy, thought to be around four months old, was found by a member of the public outside the church in Riverside, in London Colney, on Wednesday last week (14 September), when the UK was experiencing temperatures of up to 30c.

The underweight dog, who has … Continue reading…