Twenty-one cockerels have been rescued after being abandoned in Northumberland.

 

The birds were dumped in a wooded area just off the A1, near the village of Belford.

 

Nineteen of the birds were caught by RSPCA staff and caring members of the public on Friday 10 January.

 

RSPCA inspector Trevor Walker said: “We had a call about a large number of cockerels that had been dumped.

 

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after two dogs were found roaming the streets in poor condition in Northumberland.

 

The dogs – a female brindle and white lurcher and an entire male Staffordshire bull terrier – were wandering around in Lynemouth on Tuesday 20 February.

 

RSPCA inspector Helen Bestwick said: “A member of the public found the lurcher at 4.45am on Bridge Road.

“At 5.30am they found the staffy on Sea View, which is at the end of … Continue reading…

Four flood rescue teams of specially trained RSPCA officers have been out rescuing animals and people during Storm Desmond.

 

Cats, dogs, rabbits and even chickens have all been rescued, mainly from residential properties across the north of England, where their owners were forced to evacuate the rising flood waters.

 

As well as helping animals, the RSPCA’s flood teams have also been assisting other emergency services and have so far rescued 36 people.

 

Among those was a semi-conscious … Continue reading…

The RSPCA’s annual figures for 2014 show that cruelty complaints investigated by the charity in England and Wales have gone up*.

 

The RSPCA investigated 159,831 complaints in 2014 compared to 153,770 in 2013. The number of complaints investigated in West Yorkshire (8,440) was second only to Greater London (12,202), with Greater Manchester (8,069) having the third highest number. Lancashire also made the top ten, in sixth (5,252), and South Yorkshire, in seventh (5,158).

 

A shocking 20,258 of … Continue reading…

28.04.14

The owner of a cat who was subject to an appalling act of cruelty in Blyth, Northumberland last week is thanking everyone involved in helping her beloved pet get home safe.

The young female cat, a Russian Blue-type now known to be called ‘Piper’, was rescued from a bottle bank at Asda on Cowpen Road on Thursday (24 April) where she had been dumped with a plastic bag over her head and all four legs tied together with elastic … Continue reading…