A man from Huddersfield who ‘tortured’ animals in his care has been sentenced after a prosecution case brought by the RSPCA.
Stephen Emsley (D.O.B 20.02.69), of Riddings Road, appeared before Huddersfield Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (4 April).
He admitted two offences under the Animal Welfare Act and was convicted of a further five at a trial last month*.
Footage shows Emsley repeatedly slapping a rabbit and pulling fur from a guinea pig.
RSPCA inspector Catherine Byrnes … Continue reading…
The RSPCA is appealing for information after 25 rabbits were abandoned in freezing cold blizzard conditions in Sheffield at the weekend.
The rabbits were found in a large cardboard box in an alleyway near Landseer Drive, Gleadless on Saturday morning (17 March) and taken in by a member of the public, who called us.
Nine of the 20 newborn babies have since died.
RSPCA animal welfare officer (AWO) Liz Braidley said: “Some of the rabbits had been … Continue reading…
An RSPCA animal centre is urging the public to donate blankets and hot water bottles to help the animals in its care this winter.
RSPCA Newport Animal Centre rehomed 380 animals in 2016, and helps dogs, cats, rabbits and other small furry animals find a second chance of happiness in a new forever home.
The centre, based on Hartridge Farm Road, uses hot water bottles in its cattery, while blankets are used for bedding and animal care across the centre…. Continue reading…
RSPCA Cymru has welcomed news that the Welsh Government is working to increase the maximum prison sentence which can be handed down to those convicted of animal cruelty.
The Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths has announced that officials from Wales will be working with the UK Government, which has today submitted a draft animal welfare bill for the consideration of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee.
It is anticipated that this will … Continue reading…
The RSPCA has teamed up with Stanhope Park Vets and firefighters from Darlington Fire Station to urge people to think about animals as Bonfire Night draws near.
A photocall took place at Darlington Fire Station this week (Tuesday 24 October) to help promote the message.
RSPCA chief inspector Mark Gent said: “Fireworks are terrifying for animals, we all know that. Figures show nearly half of dogs show signs of anxiety when they hear them.
“Already this year we’ve heard … Continue reading…