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 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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A man from Leeds has been disqualified from keeping animals for life after being convicted of three offences against two donkeys in his care.


James Garner Smith (D.O.B 04.09.49) of Westfield Avenue, Yeadon was sentenced at Harrogate Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (8 March).

At a previous hearing he was found guilty in his absence of causing unnecessary suffering to two donkeys being kept at a field off West Field Lane, Arkendale, Harrogate by (1.) failing to provide adequate hoof … Continue reading…

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…