The RSPCA says the main issues at this year’s Appleby Horse Fair* were dogs being left in hot cars and the over-working of horses, despite warnings ahead of the annual gypsy and traveller event.

 

The fair started on Thursday (6 June) and is winding down to its official end tomorrow (Thursday 11 June).

 

Four collie-type dogs were removed from the back of a pick-up truck on Friday afternoon (7 June). They were checked over by a vet and … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found with severe burns in Charltons, Saltburn.  The American bulldog-type had to be put to sleep to end his suffering.

 

The dog, a dark brindle entire male, was found by a man walking his dog near Birk Brow at around 6pm on Saturday 11 January. He called the RSPCA.

 

RSPCA inspector Chris Nisbet said: “This dog was in the most terrible state. He had suffered burns to his … Continue reading…

People in County Durham are being urged to be an #AnimalHero this weekend by supporting RSPCA Felledge Animal Centre and going along to their annual Christmas Fair.

 

The RSPCA launched its ‘Everyday Hero’ campaign earlier this month, which urges all of us to do what we can to improve animal welfare, whether it is reporting a case of cruelty, donating unwanted clothes to an RSPCA charity shop or putting food out for the birds in our garden.

 

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after a horse was found suffering from such severe flystrike that maggots covered 20% of his body.

 

A member of the public spotted the horse – described as a piebald Cob-type gelding – on land just off Stranglands Lane, Knottingley on Tuesday 8 October.

 

A vet was called to the scene and after a thorough inspection decided the most humane thing to do was to put the horse to sleep.

 

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found dumped in a ditch in Cottingham, East Yorkshire collapsed, emaciated and covered in sores.

 

The dog – an elderly male, neutered German Shepherd – was found and rescued from the ditch on North Moor Lane by a member of the public on Sunday 6 October.

 

They took him to RSPCA Hull Branch animal centre the next day and they called inspector Sarah Keith. She said: “This dog … Continue reading…