The RSPCA is appealing for information after an extremely emaciated staffie was found abandoned in North Shields.

The white Staffordshire Bull Terrier, named Ayma by the veterinary staff, is so thin all of her ribs are visible and she is unable to stand or walk.

She was discovered by a member of the public at about 6am this morning (Friday, 12 October) on a grassy embankment near Howden Road, close to the A187 in North Shields.

RSPCA inspector Cathy Maddison, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found wandering around South Shields in a suffering state.

 

The black and white male dog, thought to be a Staffy/Border collie cross, was found straying near to the shops on Whiteleas Way on Tuesday 20 March and handed to the dog warden.

 

He is very thin and suffering from the skin condition demodectic mange.

 

RSPCA Deputy Chief Inspector (DCI) Helen Nedley said: “This poor dog’s spine, hips … Continue reading…

A man from Newcastle has been sentenced after his dog with found dead with severe head injuries and set on fire.  

 

David Rourke (D.O.B 04.12.58) of Farne Terrace appeared before Newcastle Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Wednesday 21 March) after being arrested on a warrant.

 

At a trial in November he was found guilty in his absence of failing to meet the needs of a Shih Tzu dog called ‘Charlie’ by failing to meet his need to be euthanised in … Continue reading…

A lorry driver who found an injured kitten stuck inside the engine of his 44-tonne articulated lorry managed to free the frightened feline – and is hoping to take him home!

 

Anthony Anderson was uncoupling his lorry in Washington, in Tyne & Wear, when he heard a meowing coming from inside the vehicle.

 

He said: “Earlier in the day I’d been tipping the lorry in Hartlepool and saw two cats run underneath my cab. I saw one run … Continue reading…

The RSPCA’s annual figures for 2014 show that cruelty complaints investigated by the charity in England and Wales have gone up*.

 

The RSPCA investigated 159,831 complaints in 2014 compared to 153,770 in 2013. The number of complaints investigated in West Yorkshire (8,440) was second only to Greater London (12,202), with Greater Manchester (8,069) having the third highest number. Lancashire also made the top ten, in sixth (5,252), and South Yorkshire, in seventh (5,158).

 

A shocking 20,258 of … Continue reading…