The RSPCA rescued a collapsed 19-year-old terrier cross who had been shut outside in the snow in temperatures of -3C during the Beast from the East.

The animal welfare charity received an anonymous call on 2 March to an address in Coventry, West Midlands.

RSPCA inspector Herchy Boal said: “Unfortunately during the recent snowy weather we received a huge number of calls – many of which were people who were concerned for dogs that had been shut outside in gardens, … Continue reading…

A man from Leeds has been disqualified from keeping animals for life after being convicted of three offences against two donkeys in his care.


James Garner Smith (D.O.B 04.09.49) of Westfield Avenue, Yeadon was sentenced at Harrogate Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (8 March).

At a previous hearing he was found guilty in his absence of causing unnecessary suffering to two donkeys being kept at a field off West Field Lane, Arkendale, Harrogate by (1.) failing to provide adequate hoof … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a poorly dog with a large tumour on his face was found on a street in Braintree, Essex.

The German Shepherd-type dog was found in Beckers Green Road on Saturday, 3 March, by a member of the public.

He had a large tumour on the left side of his face which was dripping blood and he was very thin.

An RSPCA officer took him to a local vets, where an examination showed that … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after three dead dogs were found dumped at the side of a road in a Bedfordshire village.

A passing lorry driver discovered the bodies at the side of Cranfield Road, near the village of Salford.

All three dogs appeared to have injuries although it cannot be confirmed at this stage how they died. A post-mortem examination on the dogs is planned to take place this week.

The three dogs are:

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a suffering dog was dumped in Middlesbrough.


The female Shar Pei type was found tied to a tree with a piece of string at the entrance to a footpath on Slip Inn Bank, just off Ladgate Lane, at around 1pm today (Friday 9 March).


She was wearing a red Adidas jumper.


RSPCA inspector Ian Smith said: “This dog is in a shocking condition.


“She is emaciated and has a … Continue reading…