Hunt for man seen carrying dog by collar across park

Hunt for man seen carrying dog by collar across park

The RSPCA is looking into the incident which took place in east London (Picture: RSPCA)A hunt has been launched to find a man who carried a dog through a park by its collar.

Deaf sheepdog forced to retire learns sign language to continue herding animals

Deaf sheepdog forced to retire learns sign language to continue herding animals

A COLLIE who lost her hearing and could no longer work has learned sign language so she can continue rounding up livestock.Eight-year-old working collie, Peggy, lost her hearing and could no longer communicate.(Image: RSPCA) Peggy was trained to work without hearing voice commands.

Out of the dog house: pressure grows to open up rentals to pets

Out of the dog house: pressure grows to open up rentals to pets

The proposed legislation, which is backed by the RSPCA and Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, would place limits on landlords’ ability to put clauses in tenancy agreements that bar people who can prove that they are responsible owners.“It gives tenants and their pets the justice they deserve: an end to cruel and unnecessary separation, while protecting landlords from irresponsible owners,” says Rosindell.

Dog found drowning in river with rock tied to neck finds ‘forever home’

Dog found drowning in river with rock tied to neck finds ‘forever home’

Bella was cared for by the RSPCA for 15 months before she found her forever home (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS) Bella with her new owners Maggie Mellish and Charlie Douglas (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS) Bella was reunited with her rescuers Jane Harper and Joanne Bellamy at the RSPCA centre (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS).

Buying lockdown dogs on a whim can lead to trouble, says RSPCA

Buying lockdown dogs on a whim can lead to trouble, says RSPCA

Dr Samantha Gaines was speaking after a dog attack caused the death of Freddie Mercury the Thames seal this week.As we come out of lockdown, new owners must expose their dogs slowly to new things, the RSPCA said.Freddie the Thames seal put down by vets after dog attack.

Top lawyer whose dog mauled Freddie the seal will face no criminal charges

Top lawyer whose dog mauled Freddie the seal will face no criminal charges

The seal had to be put down after suffering serious injuries (Picture: Duncan Phillips) The Met Police and RSPCA said they would not take any further action (Picture: Duncan Phillips) The charity said it was ‘deeply saddened’ by the incident and that it highlighted the need to keep dogs on leads near wild animals.

'Walking skeleton’ dog left starving in house for months – survived by eating toothpaste

'Walking skeleton’ dog left starving in house for months – survived by eating toothpaste

She was also handed an eight-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months and ordered to pay £200 costs and a victim surcharge of £128 on March 8.Yogi was rescued by the RSPCA after a housing officer attending the address in Loscoe, Derbyshire, reported seeing a severely underweight dog inside.

Ricky Gervais erupts at 'disgusting' dog owners cropping pets' ears for fashion 'Barbaric'

Ricky Gervais erupts at 'disgusting' dog owners cropping pets' ears for fashion 'Barbaric'

Ricky Gervais and the RSPCA have thrown their support behind a campaign to prevent the ear cropping of dogs.(Image: PA) Ricky Gervais and the RSPCA have signed a petition to stop the ‘horrific’ cosmetic surgery.

Lost cat reunited with ‘gobsmacked’ owner after 20 years missing

Lost cat reunited with ‘gobsmacked’ owner after 20 years missing

Lost cat reunited with ‘gobsmacked’ owner after 20 years missing.(Image: RSPCA) “The vet said she wouldn’t have survived 20 years as a stray, and we think someone probably took her in and cared for her as their pet.

How to avoid accidentally buying a stolen dog

How to avoid accidentally buying a stolen dog

The RSPCA and Dogs Trust shared their tips for prospective pet owners (Picture: )For those looking to buy from a breeder, The Puppy Contract gives prospective dog owners all the relevant information they need to make an informed decision.

Puppy found shut in a garden crate with its ears cut off

Puppy found shut in a garden crate with its ears cut off

Michael Dawson, aged 49, was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay a £100 victim surcharge at Plymouth Magistrates’ Court.Police and the RSPCA raided his home in Plymouth and found the American Pocket Bully dog – named Riot – in a crate in the garden with its ears cropped.

Dognappers target lone women with puppies as pedigree prices soar in lockdown

Dognappers target lone women with puppies as pedigree prices soar in lockdown

Two men, who showed Ceira fake RSPCA badges, said Callie matched the description of a stolen dog and that they needed to take the puppy in for some tests.

Dog owners ‘may be forced to break rules’ due to lack of walking spots

Dog owners ‘may be forced to break rules’ due to lack of walking spots

The RSPCA says these restrictions can create issues for dog walkers who may have local options curtailed by PSPOs. There is concern some people will travel to find suitable dog walking spots for their animals – potentially unwittingly breaching Covid-19 rules in the interests of their dog’s welfare and exercise needs.

Australia's grumpy cat: shelter staff bent on finding 'demonic' Chester a home

Australia's grumpy cat: shelter staff bent on finding 'demonic' Chester a home

Returned to the RSPCA by four different families in the past seven years, “demonic” Chester may be the least-loved cat in Australia, but workers at the shelter are still determined to find him a home for Christmas.

Search for man after starving dog dumped in park ‘like piece of rubbish to die’

Search for man after starving dog dumped in park ‘like piece of rubbish to die’

A man who took the dog to the vet reported finding her in the park but left no details, so now the RSPCA and the practice is keen to speak to him.

RSPCA ‘concerned’ over ‘extremely irresponsible’ BBC show about puppy breeding

RSPCA ‘concerned’ over ‘extremely irresponsible’ BBC show about puppy breeding

In a statement, the RSPCA said: ‘We’re aware of this programme and are concerned that it is extremely irresponsible to encourage and glamorise breeding as a “get rich quick” scheme which, in turn, could lead to serious dog welfare issues and fuel the illegal puppy trade.

Dog with a brilliant smile hopes to find a home by Christmas

Dog with a brilliant smile hopes to find a home by Christmas

Rolo needs a home with someone who can shower him with love (Picture: RSPCA / SWNS.COM)Adopters must be willing to carry on Rolo’s training and enroll him with a behaviorist or dog trainer.

Man jailed for slashing his dog’s throat and leaving it to bleed to death

Man jailed for slashing his dog’s throat and leaving it to bleed to death

The dog’s lifeless body was discovered under a tyre in the garden (Picture: RSPCA)A man who slashed his dog’s neck and left it to bleed to death has been jailed for 26 weeks.

Dog collapses in fear as experts warn of more firework trauma than normal

Dog collapses in fear as experts warn of more firework trauma than normal

The RSPCA is concerned that animals will face trauma this year as more people throw make-shift displays during the pandemic (Picture: RSPCA)A dog was so traumatised by fireworks she collapsed in shock and injured herself, her owner revealed as the RSPCA warns this year’s Bonfire Night could be the worst in decades for animals.

Dog suffers sickening injuries as RSPCA launches investigation - 'Horrendous sight'

Dog suffers sickening injuries as RSPCA launches investigation - 'Horrendous sight'

A dog has suffered horrific injuries caused by suspected badger baiting (Image: RSPCA) The Patterdale Terrier was found by a member of the public in Painscastle last Wednesday (Image: RSPCA)“He's the friendliest dog going and we really hope he's going to be okay.

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