The RSPCA is appealing for information after a puppy was rescued with injuries thought to have been caused by being beaten.


A member of the public called the RSPCA about the puppy they’d bought with the change in their pocked from teenagers in Stokesley, North Yorkshire, after seeing it being mistreated in Sowerby Crescent at 1pm yesterday (Sunday 5 April).


The dog is described as a Patterdale terrier, and was aged around five-months-old. He wasn’t microchipped or wearing … Continue reading…

A mother and son from Whitby have been disqualified from keeping animals for ten years after pleading guilty to two offences relating to their akita Tigerlily.


Lesley Cameron (D.O.B 11.04.60) and Alexander Cameron (D.O.B  08.10.1988), both of Greens Yard, Church Street appeared before Scarborough Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Wednesday 18 March).


They pleaded guilty to two offences* under the Animal Welfare Act relating to Tigerlily, who was suffering with a pyometra, a uterus infection.


RSPCA inspector Claire Little … Continue reading…

A man and woman have been sentenced after three dogs, a pony and two wild birds were found alone, and two of the dogs straying amongst traffic on a 50mph road, in the run up to Appleby Horse Fair.


Michael Price (D.O.B 07.05.91) of Lime Tree Avenue, Malton, North Yorkshire and Shannon Hanrahan (D.O.B 07.05.91) of Kidacre Street, Kidacre Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire appeared before Carlisle Magistrates’ Court last week (Tuesday 25 February) for sentencing.


At an earlier … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dead dog was found dumped in Selby, North Yorkshire.


The lurcher-type dog was discovered amongst fly-tipped rubbish on a track running parallel to the River Aire off the A19.

RSPCA inspector Thomas Hutton said: “The dog was inside a white builder’s sack and had tyres stacked on top of them.


“There were also a large amount of dog food tins, which could possibly have been dumped by the same person…. Continue reading…

A much-loved cat has had to be put to sleep after being shot in the head with an airgun in Eggborough, Selby.


Dusty was found on Green Acres by a neighbour covered in blood, unable to walk or stand.


Her owner took her straight to the vets where she was given pain relief and x-rayed. Sadly vets advised she needed to be euthanised.


Owner Kate Brown said: “I’m devastated.


“It’s impossible to understand why someone would … Continue reading…