A Chihuahua called Mac suffered severe head injuries resulting in him having to be put to sleep on humane grounds whilst in the care of his owner’s then boyfriend.


Reece Kevin Tommy West (D.O.B 25.10.96) of St John’s Road, Rotherham was jailed for 26 weeks and disqualified from keeping all animals for life when he appeared before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court today (Friday 29 March).


At an earlier hearing he was convicted of causing unnecessary suffering to Mac by … Continue reading…

A Rotherham couple have been disqualified from keeping dogs after admitting offences relating to the illegal docking of seven puppies’ tails.


Joanne Glasby (D.O.B 29.09.68) and Wayne Glasby (D.O.B 01.12.81) of Cedric Crescent, Thurcroft appeared before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court last Wednesday (27 March).


At an earlier hearing they pleaded guilty to two offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006*.


RSPCA Inspector Leanne Booth said: “This case involved seven puppies whose tails had been illegally docked with lamb … Continue reading…

A duck who RSPCA officers and a local animal lover tried to rescue for nearly a week because he had a dart through his neck has been captured, treated and released back into the wild.


The RSPCA was first called about the male mallard on Tuesday 26 February after he was spotted beside the River Don, Sheffield Road, Oxspring with the four inch metal dart through his neck.


Officers attended almost every day until he was finally rescued … Continue reading…

A sparrowhawk has been released back into the wild after coming into RSPCA care when she collided with a window.


The female bird of prey was collected from an address on New Road in Barnsley on Saturday 16 February.


RSPCA wildlife officer, animal welfare officer (AWO) Liz Braidley, said: “She had flown into a balcony window while chasing her prey, which she still had hold of when I collected her and refused to let go of!


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The RSPCA is appealing for information after a thin cat with severe fur loss was found in Rossington, Doncaster.


The young adult female cat was found on Saturday 2 February near a park and some woods off Atterby Drive.


The finder kindly took her home and called the RSPCA for help.


RSPCA inspector Ben Cottle-Shaw said: “I picked up this lovely cat from the person who found her.


“She was underweight and had severe fur loss…. Continue reading…