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 cat has been found hanged from a 6ft fence by a dressing gown cord at a Manchester church.

 

The white and ginger cat appeared to be healthy and the RSPCA is urging his owner, and anyone with any information, to get in touch.

The shocking discovery was made by a churchgoer heading to a service at Moston Spiritual Church on Church Lane, Moston just after 7pm on Monday night (20 November).

 

RSPCA inspector Danielle Jennings said: “At … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was found in Urmston, Greater Manchester in a ‘horrendous state’.

His left eye was missing and the socket infected and he was completely blind. He was also emaciated, his fur was heavily matted and had fly eggs in it.

 

He had to be put to sleep by a vet on humane grounds.

 

RSPCA inspector Lorna Campbell collected him from Lowther Gardens on Sunday 29 October after a call from … 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 a Lurcher was found emaciated and suffering from a burst mammary tumour in Bishop Auckland.

 

Sadly the female fawn-coloured dog had to be put to sleep on veterinary advice.

 

She was found by a member of the public in the Hamsterley area and taken to a vets who called local charity Stray Aid in Coxhoe.

 

Sue Bielby, Stray Aid’s veterinary surgeon, said: “This desperate dog had been left for such … Continue reading…