A magistrate and her daughter from Leigh have been convicted of causing unnecessary suffering to two West Highland white terriers.

 

Gail Bradshaw (D.O.B 27.08.53) – a magistrate at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court for the past 30 years who has deliberated on RSPCA cases – and Nicola Bradshaw (D.O.B 07.09.88), both of Minehead Avenue, appeared before Preston Magistrates’ Court for a two-day trial (Friday 6-Monday 9 April).

They were found guilty of (1.) on a day or dates between … Continue reading…

A cat has been found hanged from a 6ft fence by a dressing gown cord at a Manchester church.

 

The white and ginger cat appeared to be healthy and the RSPCA is urging his owner, and anyone with any information, to get in touch.

The shocking discovery was made by a churchgoer heading to a service at Moston Spiritual Church on Church Lane, Moston just after 7pm on Monday night (20 November).

 

RSPCA inspector Danielle Jennings said: “At … Continue reading…

The overworking of horses was the big issue at this year’s Appleby Horse Fair*, during which temperatures soared.

 

“We had to warn far too many people whose horses were being worked to exhaustion in the heat,” said RSPCA chief inspector Rob Melloy.

 

“It was an exceptionally hot few days – which gave the fair a real holiday-type atmosphere, and relations were good throughout – but quite frankly, they should have known better. A number of horses had to … Continue reading…

A swan has been successfully returned to the wild – just in time for Christmas – after receiving life-saving help from the RSPCA, Church Walk Vets and Kendal College animal rescue centre.

 

The youngster was collected from the bank of the Ormsgill reservoir in Barrow in Furness on Friday 11 December after a call from a concerned member of the public.

 

RSPCA inspector Will Lamping said: “The cygnet was in a terrible state, covered in blood and very … Continue reading…