The RSPCA has released a report showing a rise in the number of convictions for animal cruelty over the last two years.
A father and son given suspended jail sentences & banned from keeping birds for life, after discovery of 500 cockerels bred for fighting.
The RSPCA in Kent is helping what is thought to be the country’s fattest dog to slim down after he came into their care weighing 80kg.
Protesters have gathered at Dover in Kent, as the French ship 'Joline' arrives for berthing trials. The vessel's crew are testing the feasibility of returning the live animal exports trade to the port.
The ship 'Joline' has arrived at the Port of Dover to take part in berthing trials amid plans to return animal exports to the town.
Campaigners against animal exports are due to gather at Dover docks to protest against the trade. The ship, the Joline, is expected to arrive there to take part in berthing trials ahead of plans to resume animal exports from Dover.
There was earlier controversy when the ship was involved in animal exports to the continent from Ramsgate.
Thanet Council is being sued by live animal exporters for loss of earnings during last year's ban on using Ramsgate port.
The ban was put in place after more than 40 sheep had to be put down. But the suspension was overturned following a High Court ruling which sparked a series of protests.
The case is due to be heard in another division of the High Court with three Dutch companies pursuing claims against the Council.
It's three weeks since hundreds of dead and dying seabirds were washed up along the South Coast. They were covered in a waxy substance which made it impossible for them to fly or feed properly. Now they've been released back into the wild, as Malcolm Shaw reports.
The first of the oily birds rescued from the coast by the RSPCA are being released back into wild at Pett Level beach in Sussex.
For the last two weeks seabirds have been washed up on the south coast contanimated with a sticky substance.
Wildlife volunteers have been working across the region to try to rescue them and now more than sixty guillemots have been taken to an RSPCA centre in Hastings. Andy Dickenson reports.
The RSPCA centre at the Mallydams Wood in Hastings is continuing to treat many of the birds washed up on the South coast of England with a mystery sticky substance on their bodies.
RSPCA officers frantically work to help sea birds that have been washing up on Dorset's coast. More than 100 have been covered in a greasy substance - but experts say it isn't fuel.
Manager of RSPCA West Hatch Peter Venn said: "We do not know what this substance is or where it has come from yet but we do know it is not fuel. It may be bi-product from manufacture, but at this stage we just do not know."
More than 100 sea birds have washed up on the Dorset coast, covered in a sticky substance. They're now being treated by RSPCA rescuers.