The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dead six-week-old puppy was found dumped in a box on a Derbyshire street.

The male brown and white crossbreed-type puppy was found in Guildford Avenue, Swadlincote, on Friday evening (15 December). The person who found the dog, inside a pink box, contacted the RSPCA.

Inspector Charlotte Melvin said: “The poor puppy was really thin and was suffering from worms – there were worms inside the box which they were dumped in.

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The RSPCA is investigating after a pet owner found her two rabbits with badly broken legs.

The devastated owner took the rabbits straight to the vet after the horrifying discovery at her home in Coppice Side, Swadlincote, on Sunday, 17 July. The vet then contacted the RSPCA as they believed that the injuries had been deliberate.

Sadly, both of the rabbits – named Storm and Coco – were so seriously injured that the decision was made to put them to … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is investigating after a headless German Shepherd dog was found on a waste ground in South Derbyshire.

A member of the public found the body of the adult male dog in Cadley Lane, Swadlincote, on Tuesday.

The dog was not wearing a collar and did not have a microchip.

RSPCA inspector Kate Levesley, who is investigating, said: “This is very sad and was not very pleasant for the member of the public who discovered the body.

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot with an air rifle in Swadlincote.

The four-year-old white and grey male tabby was found with severe injuries to his back legs in Parliament Street, Newhall, Swadlincote, on Wednesday, 28 October.

On examination at a vets, the injuries were found to have been caused by an air rifle. The cat is now recovering at home.

RSPCA inspector Kate Levesley said: “This is a horrific case of animal cruelty and … Continue reading…