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The RSPCA is appealing for information after a terrified young puppy was left tied to a tree at daybreak in a muddy area of a Somerset village.

A group of people from the village of Creech St. Michael near Taunton Deane were out walking their dog in an area known to locals as ‘20-acre field’ at about 7:30am on Friday, 15 January. They saw a young man running away down the canal path, and shortly after they heard the sound … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people to come forward after a dog’s body was pulled from a lake in Stoke-on-Trent.

A member of the public spotted the body in a lake at Central Forest Park, in Hanley Road, on Sunday (24 January).

It is not known how the dog – a male brown Staffordshire bull terrier – died. There are no obvious injuries, and he was not microchipped or wearing a collar.

RSPCA inspector John Groake, who is investigating, said: “We … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a group of teenagers were seen attacking a puppy in Birmingham on Wednesday evening (30 December).

A member of the public heard the puppy – a Staffordshire Bull Terrier aged around five months old – yelping after being forcefully kicked by the group, who were also seen dragging him on a lead.

The incident happened at Witton Lakes, in Perry Common Road, Birmingham, at around 6pm last night (Weds).

The group – all … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information about an injured dog which was found in Chester on Christmas Eve.

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier, thought to be aged around four, was found by a member of the public hobbling down Treborth Road, in Blacon with a swollen leg.

She is now being cared for at the RSPCA’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital, where she has been named Holly.

RSPCA Inspector Naomi Norris said: “When Holly was found, she was unable to put any … Continue reading…

A dog who is spending his second Christmas in the RSPCA’s care is looking to start afresh in 2016 with a new family.

Hooch is an 11-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier who came into the care of the RSPCA Northamptonshire Branch over a year ago after being attacked by another dog. Sadly, Hooch’s wounds required urgent veterinary attention and so he was signed over into RSPCA care.

Since then, he has come on leaps and bounds, walking brilliantly on the lead … Continue reading…