A couple from Belton, Doncaster have been jailed after admitting causing unnecessary suffering and failing to meet the needs of a number of dogs and goats they were keeping at their home.


Simon Hallgarth (D.O.B 17.06.1971) and Paul Walker (D.O.B 13.06.1976), both of Holland Close Villas, Woodhouse, Belton appeared before Doncaster Magistrates’ Court on Monday 29 April where they pleaded guilty to 11 offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006*.


The RSPCA was alerted to the animals’ plight … Continue reading…

Animal lovers across Pembrokeshire are being invited to a special coffee morning to find out more about the local RSPCA branch.

RSPCA Pembrokeshire Branch is hosting a coffee morning on 1 June, at the Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services, between 11am and noon.

The event – which is free for guests – is an opportunity to learn more about the branch’s activities, and meet a local RSPCA inspector.

A host of volunteering opportunities are available – including acting as a … Continue reading…

Four baby squirrels had to be separated after their tails got in a tangle in Stockton on Tees, County Durham.


They were found by a member of the public in some woods alongside the A689 in Wynyard on Bank Holiday Monday (6 May).


RSPCA inspector Clare Wilson said: “The call said that four baby squirrels had been tied together by their tails so couldn’t get away from each other.


“I was a little sceptical as to how … Continue reading…

A Bradford man has been jailed for four months for leaving his kitten’s horrendous eye infection untreated which caused the eyeball to rupture and burst.


Raja Zulqurnean (DOB 02/09/1982), Southmere Oval, Bradford pleaded guilty to a offence* of causing unnecessary suffering to his kitten who was aged just eight weeks old at the time.


Bradford Magistrates’ Court heard yesterday (Tues) how the RSPCA was called to reports of a suffering kitten at the address after a resident saw … Continue reading…

A Llandudno resident had a s-s-s-s-urprise – after a stray, five-foot royal python paid him a visit as he painted a garden fence.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the snake was discovered at the Cwm Place property on Tuesday (May 7).

The snake – who appears in good health, with no visible injuries – was confined, and safely collected by the RSPCA soon afterwards and is now in the care of a specialist centre.

An appeal has now been launched … Continue reading…