A dog named after movie character Bruce Almighty had to be rescued by the RSPCA from an island in the middle of a lake – as unlike his namesake, this little pomeranian couldn’t walk on water!

Bruce Almighty got himself in a bit of a pickle after chasing a squirrel onto the island in Pennington Flash Country Park, in Leigh, Greater Manchester.

The tiny dog swam over to the island in the cold water but seemed to instantly regret it … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for people to come forward with information after a poorly bulldog puppy who was unable to walk was dumped outside a vets in a pet carrier.

The pup, thought to only be around nine weeks’ old, was abandoned on the steps of Little Lane Vets, in Wigan, on Monday, 4 September.

Sadly, the puppy – who was nicknamed Mavis – deteriorated and she was so poorly that she was put to sleep to prevent further suffering…. Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a dog with a weight attached to him was discovered in a canal in Wigan.

The Pomeranian-cross was found by a member of the public in the canal near Appley Bridge, close to The Baby Elephant restaurant, on Tuesday (7 June) evening.

He was wearing a blue harness, to which a 1.25kg exercise weight had been attached.

RSPCA inspector Johnny Brooks, who is investigating, said: “The dog was microchipped however … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an elderly Jack Russell with a large tumour was dumped by a church in Wigan.

Susie, aged around 14 years old, was found by a church volunteer outside St Barnabas Church, in Marsh Green, on Tuesday (15 March).

RSPCA inspector Susie Micallef said: “Susie is in a bad way. She has a very large tumour on her mammary gland which could have potentially spread elsewhere. We cannot say for sure how long she … Continue reading…