The RSPCA is appealing for information after a neglected West Highland terrier dog was found wandering the streets of Corby.

The female dog was found by a member of the public in Boden Close, in Danesholm Estate, on Saturday (11 March). She was taken to a local vet, who was so concerned about the state she was in that they contacted the RSPCA.

Inspector Polly Underwood, who is investigating, said: “She was in a terrible state, very dirty with severe … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an emaciated dog with a severe skin condition was dumped in a Northamptonshire village.

The female lurcher was struggling to walk when she was found in Church Street, in Broughton, near Kettering, on Friday. She was so hungry that she was eating her own faeces.

She was picked up by the RSPCA and taken to a vets, where staff nicknamed her Honey.

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Greg Hagen said: “The poor dog was … Continue reading…

A man has been fined by the courts after he admitted leaving cat food laced with antifreeze in his front garden, which led to the death of a neighbour’s cat.

Stephen Welch (DOB 11/01/1958), of Snowshill Close, Daventry, appeared at Northampton Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (3 January), where he pleaded guilty to leaving out the antifreeze, under section 7 of the Animal Welfare Act, in a case brought by the RSPCA.

Magistrates fined him £746 and ordered him to pay … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is investigating after a cat died from antifreeze poisoning in Wellingborough.

The four-year-old black-and-white male shorthair cat was found by his owner struggling for breath in a neighbour’s garden in Langham Road on Friday, 20 May.

He was immediately taken to a vets, where tests confirmed he had ingested antifreeze. Very sadly, his condition deteriorated and he was put to sleep by a vet to prevent further suffering.

RSPCA inspector Clint Davies said: “Losing a much-loved family pet … Continue reading…

A fox cub was rescued by the RSPCA after he got his head stuck in a plastic jam jar in Northamptonshire.

The young cub was seen by a member of the public in St Peter’s Avenue, in Rushden, who immediately called the RSPCA.

Animal Collection Officer Sharon Knight, who attended the incident, on Friday 20 May, said: “The poor cub had hidden himself under a car. Sadly the jar was firmly wedged over his head and it is unlikely he … Continue reading…