Pet owner Andrew Summerfield has been jailed for 26 weeks by Colchester Magistrates for killing his dog Barney.
Summerfield admitted shooting the bull terrier 10 times then hitting him with a meat cleaver.
Animal rights campaigners have staged a protest outside a court as a man accused of killing his dog appeared before magistrates.
The RSPCA say they are 'shocked' after 14 cats and kittens were dumped on their doorstep in Aylesbury.
A hedgehog in Norfolk has had to be freed by the RSPCA after his head became wedged inside a tin of carrots.
It's been good weather for ducks lately - but it's not been a good few weeks for many mother ducks in west Norfolk.
John Moore from Bassingbourn spotted the black fox, which has a distinctive white tipped tail, in fields near his house. He said he didn't realise how rare the animal was until speaking to the RSPCA.