A man from Leeds has been jailed for causing suffering to a pony he overworked to the point of exhaustion at last year’s Appleby Horse Fair, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria. Little Ginger also had mouth injuries.

 

Robert Michael Hunter (D.O.B 30.10.84) of Scott Hall Road, Leeds appeared before Carlisle Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (26 March).

 

He pleaded guilty to three offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 – two of causing unnecessary suffering to Little Ginger by (1.) failing to … Continue reading…

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…

A dog walker from Leeds has been disqualified from keeping dogs for two years after being caught on camera hitting a client’s pet Boxer.

 

Jacqui Wilkins (D.O.B 30.11.72) of Dorset Grove, Stanningley appeared before Leeds Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Monday 7 January).

 

She was due to stand trial but pleaded guilty to one offence under the Animal Welfare Act instead, admitting failing to meet the needs of Bella by rough handling, physical violence and intimidating behaviour.

 

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A woman whose dog was unable to move and left to suffer while lying in his bed for at least five days has been banned from keeping dogs for a year, after a case was brought by the RSPCA.

 

Kathryn Harpin of George-A-Green Road, Wakefield, was sentenced by magistrates in Leeds on Monday (10 December) after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to an offence of causing unnecessary suffering to a cocker spaniel called Humphrey.

 

The court heard … 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…