A man from Newcastle has been sentenced after his dog with found dead with severe head injuries and set on fire.
David Rourke (D.O.B 04.12.58) of Farne Terrace appeared before Newcastle Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Wednesday 21 March) after being arrested on a warrant.
At a trial in November he was found guilty in his absence of failing to meet the needs of a Shih Tzu dog called ‘Charlie’ by failing to meet his need to be euthanised in … Continue reading…
The RSPCA is appealing for information after a Jack Russell cross was hurt in a dog attack in Newcastle.
She was being walked by her owner on the ‘Wagon Way Path’ in West Allotment at around 7.15pm on Saturday 30 September when the incident happened.
RSPCA inspector Helen Bestwick said: “A group of people with a large brindle and white bull breed type dog on a lead were walking towards them.
“The person holding the lead looked at them … Continue reading…
The RSPCA is appealing for information after three wild birds were shot and fatally injured in a Staffordshire town.
The animal welfare charity was contacted by a concerned member of the public following the discovery of three wounded bird bodies – a magpie, blackbird and pigeon – in Dimsdale View East, in Newcastle-under-Lyme
The bodies have all been found in gardens in the last month, with the latest being found on 15 July.
RSPCA inspector Charlotte Melvin, who is investigating, … Continue reading…
A dog whose legs were bound up by string and cable, then dumped in a Norwich park, has been rehomed.
Spencer, a brown-and-white boxer cross, was found in Sloughbottom Park early one Saturday morning in September tied to a post and unable to stand up or move. He was named after the police officer who found him and covered him with his coat for warmth.
After treatment and care in specialist boarding facilities and our centres, he’s now made … Continue reading…
The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was brutally killed at an 18th birthday party at his owner’s house in Lemington, Newcastle on Halloween.
Much-loved Yorkshire terrier-cross ‘Herbie’ was discovered in the back garden of the property on Waverley Crescent at around 8pm on Friday 31 October.
RSPCA inspector Jaqui Miller said: “I have never seen such a brutal attack on a dog in my whole 10 year career.
“Herbie’s muzzle was shattered in numerous … Continue reading…