The animals have now been taken to a rescue centre (Picture: Scottish SPCA / SWNS.COM)Jenny Scott, an SSPCA inspector, said: ‘The dogs were found in an appalling condition.
RSPCA Inspector Victoria Reid was called to Tinsley Meadows Park in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, on August 1 following the discovery of the dog beside a bin.
SHOCKED animal crime investigators are hunting a gunman who shot a mother dog twice in the head after she had puppies.Vets say the extremely emaciated dog would have suffered considerably before she died and her body dumped in the field.
The wild rabbits were caught near playgrounds and fields in the Eastbourne area of East Sussex (Picture: RSPCA / SWNS)It was then discovered that his son Liam Smith, had been going out with Earwaker rabbiting and ferreting, and they were catching rabbits and ‘dropping’ them in front of their dogs for the dogs to chase.
RSPCA Inspector Rowena Proctor said: “He said he had gone to the shop and come home to find her dead before going on to admit hitting Molly on the head with a hammer, strangling her with the washing line that was around her neck when her body was found and dumping her in the River Tyne.“He said he did it because she was following him around and getting on his nerves and he lashed out.
Investigating RSPCA Inspector Alison Fletcher, said: ‘When the dogs didn’t return their owner went to find them and realised they’d sniffed out a mound of disturbed earth in the middle of the field.
Home-loving Harry got into the engines of two cars the same day (Image: RSPCA)Inspector Taylor continued: “I managed to scan him for a microchip and contact his owners who rushed straight down to us to help me free the frightened puss.
Hockney the puppy was dumped in box without food, water or a blanket to keep warm (Image: Dogs Trust)"We were so shocked when we first saw him as he was in a terrible state.
RSPCA Inspector Keith Hogben, who is investigating the incident, said: “These six swans were found to be decapitated with their necks and heads found close by.
‘While the man is casually perusing the shelves he grabs the dog by his neck and picks him up before carrying him around the store as he continues his shopping.
After nine years apart Mike Marshall cuddles Babsy the cat (Image: RSPCA)Inspector Cooper today described the “goosebumps” moment she handed Babsy to Mr Marshall after checking out the address details from the microchip.
Blinded Peter the Akita on drip at animal hospital (Image: RSPCA)Inspector Smith continued: “He was very skinny. Peter the Akita was emaciated and had a matted coat when he was rescued (Image: RSPCA)Inspector Smith added: “He’s very thin and has sores all over his body.
Ribs of Eric "the thinnest dog" can clearly be seen poking through fur (Image: RSPCA)Eric 's nails looking overgrown and curled over (Image: RSPCA)Eric had to be wrapped in metallic thermal blankets to keep him warm when he collapsed moments after being rescued.
An SPCA special investigations unit inspector said: ‘We received information that the offenders were keeping American bully dogs with cropped ears and that there was a puppy, who we now know as Russia, who had freshly cropped ears.
Almond and Cashew were in a pitiful state when discovered in cage (Image: RSPCA) As RSPCA inspectors were investigating the appalling way two suffering pets had been abandoned in a locked cage came reports of another dog left tied to a bale of straw.