A swan has been fatally injured after being attacked by two dogs in Rotherham at the weekend. It is the third incident of its kind dealt with by RSPCA officers in South Yorkshire in the past few weeks. 

 

The RSPCA was called to Bolton Brick Pond in Bolton-upon-Dearne after the incident happened at around 8.30am on Saturday (25 April).

 

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Katie Hetherington, who attended, said: “The swan’s injuries were horrific, he had a very badly … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dying puppy was handed in to a County Durham animal charity at the weekend. 

 

The female Lurcher-type was taken to Stray Aid at around 3pm on Sunday (9 February) by two teenage boys who said they found her dumped at the side of the road on Cornforth Lane, just outside Ferryhill.

 

She was collapsed and non-responsive and sadly tested positive for parvo virus, so was put to sleep on veterinary … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after collecting a suffering rabbit who was given away by three teenagers in Hull, East Yorkshire yesterday.

 

The boys – thought to be aged 13 or 14 years old – were reportedly approaching people and knocking on doors on 1st Avenue, offering the male rabbit for free.

RSPCA inspector Laura Barber said: “I picked him up from a concerned member of the public, who had taken him from the teenagers.

 

“The poor … Continue reading…

A much-loved cat has been put to sleep on humane grounds after being shot in York.

 

Biscuit, an eight-month-old ginger tom cat, was found severely injured in the garden of a neighbour’s house, a few doors from his home on Almsford Road, on Monday night (18 March).

 

He was rushed to a local vet practice where x-rays showed a metal air rifle pellet lodged in his spine. Paralysed from the hips down and in immense pain, the difficult … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two horses were dumped in Leeds.

 

The charity was called about the horses on land off Gelderd Road, Morley on Sunday (20 January).

 

The colts – the term given to young male un-neutered horses – are described as small cob-types.

 

RSPCA inspector Dave Holgate said: “One of the horses was collapsed when I arrived.

 

“A vet and police came to the scene with me – and a couple of … Continue reading…