A man from Castleford, West Yorkshire who admitted causing unnecessary suffering to a dog has been jailed and disqualified from keeping all animals for life. 

 

Joe Bucktrout (D.O.B 11.07.98) of Lumley Avenue, Castleford appeared before Leeds Magistrates’ Court last Friday (22 November) where he admitted two offences* under the Animal Welfare Act.

 

RSPCA inspector Vanessa Reid said: “We attended the address after we were passed a number of recordings taken over a four-day period where Bucktrout can be … Continue reading…

Neath Port Talbot Council has become Wales’ first local authority to back a series of measures to mitigate the risks fireworks can pose to animals and their welfare.

Councillors unanimously backed noise limits and tougher restrictions on firework displays on Wednesday (27 November), to help ease difficulties for animals, and vulnerable people.

NPT’s move follows the launch of the RSPCA’s ‘Bang Out Of Order’ campaign; encouraging the responsible use of fireworks, and the adoption of tighter regulations concerning … Continue reading…

Shetland pony Tink was found by the RSPCA alone and up to her tummy in a muddy, wet field – but is now thriving in the charity’s care. 

Tink’s story of triumph over adversity has seen her chosen as the star of the charity’s Christmas video for their festive appeal ‘Stock the Sleigh for the RSPCA’.

In the video, Tiny stars as the little pony who dreams of being a reindeer at Christmas, slipping out of her stable to deliver … Continue reading…

A man from Blackpool has been given a suspended prison sentence and disqualified from keeping animals after having his dog’s ears cropped – a procedure that causes unnecessary suffering and is illegal in England and Wales. 

 

Simon Broscombe (D.O.B 11.10.84) of Bela Grove, Blackpool pleaded guilty to three offences relating to American bully Tyson under the Animal Welfare Act* at Blackpool Magistrates’ on Wednesday (27 November).

 

The RSPCA attended Bromscombe’s home on 19 March and Tyson was taken … Continue reading…

The people of Newport can get into the Christmas spirit by attending the local RSPCA animal centre’s festive fete – and even have the chance to meet Old Saint Nick himself.

RSPCA Newport Animal Centre will be fundraising at the event at the Ringland Labour Club on Saturday (30 November), from 11am until 2pm.  Entry to the event is free and booking in advance is not required.

Stalls will be selling a host of festive goodies – including handmade Christmas … Continue reading…