A woman from Stanley has been disqualified from keeping animals for five years after being convicted of failing to meet the needs of a British bulldog called Royston. 

 

Lauren Jane Eliot (D.O.B 02.08.1997) of Thomas Street, Annfield Plain, Stanley failed to appear before Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court last week (Wednesday 11 March). She was convicted of one offence* under the Animal Welfare Act in absence.

RSPCA inspector Cathy Maddison said: “I had been to this property in April and … 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…

The RSPCA is appealing for a dog-lover to rehome a pup who had his leg amputated after being neglected by his previous owners.

Ralph, an eleven-month-old Staffordshire bull terrier cross, was rescued from a house in Sutton-in-Ashfield by an RSPCA inspector in February this year. He had a fractured left back leg, three broken ribs and a fractured pelvis which had gone untreated for at least 10 days. It is not known for certain how he sustained the injuries.

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