The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was dumped with a carrier-bag full of belongings – including dog shampoo, a blanket, food and treats – in Sunderland.

 

The male Jack Russell was found behind the Morrisons supermarket at William Doxford Centre, Doxford Park, on Sunday (27 January).

 

RSPCA inspector Jaqui Miller said: “He was tied to a fence surrounded by his things.

 

“It was a really sad sight.

 

“I got him into my warm … Continue reading…

The burned remains of a Rottweiler dog have been found in Sunderland.

The male dog was found by a member of the public on a footpath just off Claxheugh Road, South Hylton at around 3pm on Tuesday afternoon (6 March).

 

The dog is thought to have been aged between eight and 11 years old.

 

RSPCA inspector Terri-Ann Fannon said: “This was an absolutely horrible and upsetting thing to come across.

 

“At the moment we don’t know how … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was seen being hit with a chain lead in a Sunderland street yesterday morning (Wednesday 3 January).

 

The dog – a female German shepherd-husky cross called ‘Delilah’ – slipped her lead during the incident at around 6.30am on Percival Street, Pallion and ran into a nearby garden.

 

The dog’s attacker ran away. She in now in RSPCA care.

 
RSPCA inspector Catherine Maddison said: “A man – described as … Continue reading…

Three puppies have been found dead in a weighted-down suitcase in the water at the port of Sunderland. The Staffordshire bull terrier types all had a severe skin condition and appear to have been poisoned.

 

The dogs were aged four or five months, and are believed to be from the same litter. Vets suspect the skin condition to be demodectic mange, and that they may have been poisoned with rat poison.

 

RSPCA inspector Helen Bestwick said: “They had … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is investigating after a dog was found emaciated, bald and covered in sores in the Carley Hill area of Sunderland.

 

The female Lurcher walked out in front of a car on the afternoon of Monday 8 July and the driver took her to a veterinary practice.

 

RSPCA inspector Jaqui Miller said: “This dog was in a dreadful condition.

 

“I’m hoping that someone will see these pictures and get in touch to tell us who owned … Continue reading…