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…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a family of swans was attacked in a popular Middlesbrough park.

 

The male swan was found dead at the edge of the lake in Albert Park, and all the eggs smashed. The female was in distress nearby.

 

The charity was called after the extremely upsetting discovery was made this morning (Wednesday 26 April).

 

It’s thought metal fences put up by local people to help protect the birds whilst they nested … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was attacked by five youths in Middlesbrough, leaving her with a dislocated hip.

 

The teenagers were witnessed kicking and spitting at the young black cat in Union Street at around 10pm last Monday (27 February).

 

RSPCA inspector Krissy Raine said: “A member of the public saw what was happening and intervened.

 

“They said the teenagers – five of them in total, all male and wearing tracksuits  - kicked … Continue reading…