A man from County Durham has been disqualified from keeping animals for 10 years after moving out of his house and leaving his cat, called Cass, behind.

 

Thomas John Black (D.O.B 13.01.1995) of Laurel Road, Stockton-on-Tees was sentenced at Teesside Magistrates Court last month (Friday 25 January).

 

He pleaded guilty to three offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 in a prosecution case brought by the RSPCA.

 

He admitted failing to meet the needs of Cass by … Continue reading…

A man from County Durham has been given a suspended prison sentence and disqualified from keeping animals after admitting causing unnecessary suffering and failing to meet the needs of three kittens – one of who was found dead.

 

Matthew Dennis Parker (D.O.B 22.06.93) of Newton Street, Ferryhill appeared before Teesside Magistrates’ Court for sentencing last month (Friday 25 January).

 

He pleaded guilty to (1) causing unnecessary suffering to Thor, Belle and Tigger by failing to investigate and address … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is making a last ditch appeal to try to find the owner of a dog who died at the vets after being brought in by someone who said they had seen her being kicked and rescued her.

 

The 10 year old black female Staffy – called ‘Kara’ according to her microchip – was taken to a vet practice in Wallsend on 15 November with breathing difficulties, and died shortly afterwards. She also had large mammary tumours.

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was found in Urmston, Greater Manchester in a ‘horrendous state’.

His left eye was missing and the socket infected and he was completely blind. He was also emaciated, his fur was heavily matted and had fly eggs in it.

 

He had to be put to sleep by a vet on humane grounds.

 

RSPCA inspector Lorna Campbell collected him from Lowther Gardens on Sunday 29 October after a call from … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a Lurcher cross was found abandoned in Burnley with ‘horrific’ injuries consistent with having been used for hunting.

The dog was first spotted tied to a tree on a lane off Brownside Road at around 6am on Monday morning (9 October).

 

RSPCA inspector Lyndsey Taylor (pictured) said: “Seeing him again at 9.30am, a member of the public went to investigate and found him to have numerous injuries. They cut him free and … Continue reading…