A swan has been fatally injured after being attacked by two dogs in Rotherham at the weekend. It is the third incident of its kind dealt with by RSPCA officers in South Yorkshire in the past few weeks. 

 

The RSPCA was called to Bolton Brick Pond in Bolton-upon-Dearne after the incident happened at around 8.30am on Saturday (25 April).

 

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Katie Hetherington, who attended, said: “The swan’s injuries were horrific, he had a very badly … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a suffering dog was left abandoned in woodland in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire.

The dog was discovered last week (Wednesday 18 March) in Atkinsons Warren, a large area of woodland in North-West Scunthorpe, at around 5pm. He was found by a dog walker after their pet strayed from the path to a secluded area.

The blue/grey Staffordshire Bull Terrier, named Butch, was emaciated and had been left tied to a tree. His back legs … Continue reading…

Two dogs have been dumped in Leeds in the past week, prompting the RSPCA to appeal for information.

 

An elderly poodle (pictured right) was found in a children’s playground on Burton Road, Hunslet at around 10.45am on Saturday morning (21 March). 

 

RSPCA inspector Kris Walker said: “The poor girl was cold and scared, laying down and shivering. The person who came across her wrapped her in a blanket and waited with her for us to arrive, for which … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found in a ‘horrendous state’, severely matted and emaciated with tumours on her face and abdomen, bad teeth and in-growing claws.

 

The suffering terrier-type dog was found on Monday 20 January at Mount Tabor, Halifax, on the way down to Pellon, Halifax and around 300 metres past the Crossroads Inn.

 

RSPCA inspector Rebecca Goulding said: “It’s quite an isolated spot but locals would know it.

 

“She wasn’t … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after collecting a suffering rabbit who was given away by three teenagers in Hull, East Yorkshire yesterday.

 

The boys – thought to be aged 13 or 14 years old – were reportedly approaching people and knocking on doors on 1st Avenue, offering the male rabbit for free.

RSPCA inspector Laura Barber said: “I picked him up from a concerned member of the public, who had taken him from the teenagers.

 

“The poor … Continue reading…