The RSPCA is trying to find the owner of a friendly lovebird rescued from the chimney of a house in Middlesbrough. 

 

The family who live at the property on Bradhope Road heard a noise behind their fireplace on Saturday morning (11 April) and found the little bird.

 

They managed to get the bird into a box and called the RSPCA.

 

RSPCA Inspector Krissy Raine said: “It was quite a surprise for the family to discover this cheeky … Continue reading…

A Middlesbrough man who failed to seek treatment for his dog who had a potato stuck in his throat and a dish cloth in his stomach has been given a suspended prison sentence and disqualified from keeping animals. 

 

Steven Anthony Harrison (D.O.B 12.08.85) of Central Mews, Middlesbrough appeared before Teesside Magistrates’ Court last Friday (31 January) for sentencing. 

 

After an earlier trial, he was convicted of two offences, one of causing unnecessary suffering and one of failing to … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat with a skin condition was dumped at the charity’s Great Ayton Animal Centre, Middlesbrough.

 

A man came into the reception, put a carrier with the cat inside on the desk, said “I don’t want that”, and ran out.

 

It happened at approx 1.30pm on Saturday 2 March.

 

RSPCA Great Ayton Animal Centre deputy manager Olivia Duffill said: “The receptionist was on the phone at the time so wasn’t … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a suffering dog was dumped in Middlesbrough.

 

The female Shar Pei type was found tied to a tree with a piece of string at the entrance to a footpath on Slip Inn Bank, just off Ladgate Lane, at around 1pm today (Friday 9 March).

 

She was wearing a red Adidas jumper.

 

RSPCA inspector Ian Smith said: “This dog is in a shocking condition.

 

“She is emaciated and has a … Continue reading…

New homes are being sought for 12 piglets born after their mums were signed over to the RSPCA as part of an ongoing investigation.

 

The Iron Age cross piglets are in the care of Askham Bryan College in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, where their mums arrived towards the end of last year.

 

They are aged between six and ten weeks and are looking for new homes as pets, ideally in groups. All will be ready to be rehomed by … Continue reading…