A dog has been found shot in the head twice in a field in Old Eldon, Shildon, County Durham.

 

The female Dogue de Bordeaux had recently had puppies and was extremely emaciated.

 

X-rays show she suffered a fractured skull and veterinary opinion is that she would have suffered for some time before she died.

RSPCA chief inspector Mark Gent said: “I suspect this dog has had puppies, which have drained her fat reserves as she has not being … Continue reading…

A Whooper swan has been found shot dead in the cliff-top fields between the Bempton Cliffs RSPB Nature Reserve and Buckton in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

 

The bird would have been visiting Britain for the winter.

 

RSPCA inspector and national wildlife officer co-ordinator Geoff Edmond said: “I feel outraged that this has happened.

 

“These birds come down predominantly from Iceland from October onwards to spend the winter months here. In other words this bird is likely … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot at least six times in Doncaster.

‘Summer’, a white and black female cat, came home in a shocking state just after midnight on Monday (18 September) and has had to have her eye removed as a result.

 

Owner Graham Mahoney, who lives in Wroxham Way, Cusworth, said: “I saw her at about 4.30pm on Sunday and everything was fine. She always comes home about 6pm and when she … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two cats belonging to the same family were shot within a week of each other in Liverpool.

Liberty and Shalilah both had to have veterinary treatment as a result of being shot with an air rifle in their head and neck, near to their home in Old Dover Road.

Ten-month-old tortoiseshell Liberty was found collapsed by a dog walker in Rabbit Wood, in Oak Road, at around 2pm on Tuesday 25 July. Her … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for investigation after a cat was shot six times with an air rifle in Stoke-on-Trent – the third time the cat has been shot in the last 12 months.

Two-year-old Dante was rushed to a vet on the morning of Wednesday 5 July by his concerned owners after he returned to his home in Trent Valley Road with a wound to the side of his body.

An x-ray showed that he had six pellets inside his … Continue reading…