A Pontypool man has been handed a suspended prison sentence after failing to seek suitable veterinary care for a “nasty, painful” ulcerated and infected wound on the body of his Staffordshire bull terrier – instead claiming he was treating the abscess himself with antiseptic spray.

Gareth Lewis, of Snail Creep Terrace, Cwmavon, Pontypool, was handed a 12-week prison sentence – suspended for twelve months – and banned from keeping any animal for a decade, after sentencing at Newport Magistrates’ Court … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found wandering around South Shields in a suffering state.

 

The black and white male dog, thought to be a Staffy/Border collie cross, was found straying near to the shops on Whiteleas Way on Tuesday 20 March and handed to the dog warden.

 

He is very thin and suffering from the skin condition demodectic mange.

 

RSPCA Deputy Chief Inspector (DCI) Helen Nedley said: “This poor dog’s spine, hips … Continue reading…

An appeal for information has been launched after a very unwell Staffordshire bull terrier was found by a member of the public in Moss Valley Park in Wrexham.

The male dog, dark brindle and white in colour, was found in an “appalling state” on Thursday evening (22 March). e was having a seizure, and appeared very thin – so was taken to a local veterinary practice.

Sadly, the condition of the dog was so bad that independent vets were left … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is making a last ditch appeal to try to find the owner of a dog who died at the vets after being brought in by someone who said they had seen her being kicked and rescued her.

 

The 10 year old black female Staffy – called ‘Kara’ according to her microchip – was taken to a vet practice in Wallsend on 15 November with breathing difficulties, and died shortly afterwards. She also had large mammary tumours.

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after two dogs were found roaming the streets in poor condition in Northumberland.

 

The dogs – a female brindle and white lurcher and an entire male Staffordshire bull terrier – were wandering around in Lynemouth on Tuesday 20 February.

 

RSPCA inspector Helen Bestwick said: “A member of the public found the lurcher at 4.45am on Bridge Road.

“At 5.30am they found the staffy on Sea View, which is at the end of … Continue reading…