An “alarming” number of reports were received by the RSPCA about animals being targeted by air weapons and rifles over the last 18 months – despite lockdown and Covid-19 restrictions keeping people at home for long periods.
Since the beginning of 2020, 371 incidents have been reported to the RSPCA where the caller believed an air gun or rifle had been used to target an animal.
However, it is believed the total number of incidents will be substantially higher – … 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.
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Three completely bald puppies with a skin condition have been dumped at a vet practice in Halifax, West Yorkshire – a week apart.
Two Staffy-types were brought into West Mount Vets, on Pellon Lane, at 5.30pm on Thursday 7 February.
A man wearing a hoody and tracksuit carried a box into the reception area, put it down and left before staff realised what was happening.
RSPCA inspector Sarah Bagley, who is investigating, said: “When the staff opened … Continue reading…
The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was hanged from a motorway bridge over the M62, leaving his owner ‘devastated’.
The charity was called by police and attended the scene at around 12noon on Sunday (30 September).
RSPCA inspector Thomas Hutton said: “Police, along with the Highways Agency and local fire and rescue service, had already got the cat down when I arrived.
“The male black and white ragdoll cat had been hanged using a … Continue reading…