The RSPCA is investigating after three alpacas were beaten to death on a farm in Buckinghamshire.

The owners of the alpacas, Lesley and Andrew Sapsford, have been left “heartbroken” after the attacks – and they are now worried for their remaining 80 alpacas, who live on a farm in Little Kingshill, Great Missenden.

Two of the alpacas – called Pleasance and Gabriella, who was pregnant – were found dead in their shelter on Saturday (6 January). The following day a … Continue reading…

The search is on for the owner of an eagle-owl found in the north of Cardiff.

A West Rise resident, in the Llanishen area of the city, was shocked to find the bird in their back garden – sat on a garden bench – at approximately 8am this morning (11 January).

The eagle owl has jesses on, indicating the bird is owned, and RSPCA Cymru is appealing to the local community to come forward with information as to who may … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people to carefully consider the needs of a pet before taking one on – after three hamsters were dumped on a Birmingham street in a shoebox which had “free hamsters” written on it.

The hamsters were left on a footbridge over a ford in the Sarehole Mill area. There were three hamsters in the box – but the lid was open, so there may have been more who escaped.

Rachel Butler, RSPCA spokeswoman for Birmingham, said: … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog with a broken leg was abandoned in a park in Northwich.

The lurcher-type dog, named Bow, was found tied to a tree in Neumann’s Flash country park, in Old Warrington Lane, on Thursday 28 December.

She had a broken back leg and bruising to her abdomen, as well as scars on her face and other smaller, older wounds on her body.

The member of the public who found her took her … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found stabbed to death in a garden shed in Leicester.

Staffordshire bull terrier Snowy was found with the fatal injuries in a shed in the garden of her home in Hand Close on Friday, 29 December.

The incident is believed to have happened between 26 and 29 December.

RSPCA inspector Beth Boyd, who is investigating, said: “This is an absolutely despicable crime that we are taking very seriously. We would … Continue reading…