The RSPCA is appealing for information after 25 rabbits were abandoned in freezing cold blizzard conditions in Sheffield at the weekend.

 

The rabbits were found in a large cardboard box in an alleyway near Landseer Drive, Gleadless on Saturday morning (17 March) and taken in by a member of the public, who called us.

 

Nine of the 20 newborn babies have since died.

 

RSPCA animal welfare officer (AWO) Liz Braidley said: “Some of the rabbits had been … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two rabbits in ‘terrible condition’ were dumped on a patch of woodland next to a 60mph road in Sheffield.

 

The white Lionheads were in a poor state, had faeces clumped around their back ends and one of them had severely overgrown teeth.

 

They were abandoned on Tuesday morning (28 February) on Woodhead Road, Grenoside.

 

RSPCA deputy chief inspector Jennie Ronksley said: “Luckily for the rabbits, this is a spot where … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found dead in a canal in Mexborough, Doncaster with a block of wood clenched between his teeth.

 

Juno, a six-year-old male rescue Husky, went missing from his home in Denaby Main at about 7pm on Monday (16 November) after a gate was accidently left off the latch by a visitor.

 

The owner’s other dog, another Husky called ‘Rolo’, got out at the same time but came back on … Continue reading…

Three RSPCA officers from the north of England have been recognised for their dedication to animal welfare at a prestigious awards ceremony.

 

Inspectors Jennie Ronksley and Inspector Will Lamping have both been given the Anderson-Plumbe Award by RSPCA Council.

 

The inspectors are two of the three who have been rewarded for showing special merit and intelligence in carrying out their duties.

 

They received their prizes at the RSPCA Honours ceremony at The Law Society, in London, on … Continue reading…

The RSPCA’s annual figures for 2014 show that cruelty complaints investigated by the charity in England and Wales have gone up*.

 

The RSPCA investigated 159,831 complaints in 2014 compared to 153,770 in 2013. The number of complaints investigated in West Yorkshire (8,440) was second only to Greater London (12,202), with Greater Manchester (8,069) having the third highest number. Lancashire also made the top ten, in sixth (5,252), and South Yorkshire, in seventh (5,158).

 

A shocking 20,258 of … Continue reading…