A curious cat called Phoebe had an unfortunate experience after becoming wedged in a gap between her owners' home and the family garage.Read the full story ›
Her name is Mavis - and she's a big softie! But she wasn't always like that.
The RSPCA handled one of their worst ever cases of animal cruelty - nine dogs dumped in Winchester, in Hampshire, just over a year ago. They were left in a filthy, unloved state.
For the last 12 months the brothers and sisters - and their mother - have been recovering under the care of the charity. And, you'll be pleased to know, they've been re-homed.
Mavis was one of the nine left abandoned - but she now has a new home in Odiham. Divya Kohli reports.
A family from Sussex say they've had nothing but joy since giving a new home to a dog that was rescued by the RSPCA. It took many weeks for Lucy to recover from a severe skin condition which hadn't been treated properly. Lucy was one of more than 18,000 cruelty cases investigated here in the South last year. Emma Wilkinson's report contains upsetting images.
The RSPCA is appealing for help to find a man seen abusing a dog outside a supermarket in Poole in Dorset.
A member of the public contacted the charity after they saw the man aggressively handling and then hitting the medium-size black and tan coloured dog outside doors to the Asda store in Culliford Crescent, Canford Heath on Monday 29 February.
“This footage is shocking to see and I am very keen to find this person and indeed the dog, to check on their welfare.
“Treating any animal this way is totally unacceptable. Anyone with any information is urged to leave a message for me in complete confidence on our inspectors’ appeal line on 0300 123 8018."
Animal welfare experts have described the person who shot a fox through the face with a crossbow as barbaric. A bolt had to be removed from the animal's neck and cheek. The fox, named Cedar, is being treated at a sanctuary in Tunbridge Wells. Tom Savvides talks to RSPCA Inspector Ellen Thomas and Terry Woods from the Fox Project.
A fox is recovering after being shot through the neck with a crossbow.Read the full story ›
More than 450,000 people have signed a petition demanding that the government sets up an animal cruelty register after the treatment of Chunky.
He was attacked for hours in what the RSPCA called one of the most disturbing cases of animal abuse they had ever seen.
Kent Online reports that organiser Maxine Berry is hoping to hand over the 11 pages of signatures and 96,000 comments to Thanet North and animal rights campaigner MP Sir Roger Gale, to pass on to ministers.
“Chunky was, over a period of hours, beaten and drugged, his neck was broken, he was set on fire and finally he was dumped and left for dead."
Three teenagers, aged 15 and 16, admitted kicking and punching the chihuahua cross before breaking his leg and neck.
They then set him on fire, fed him drugs and dumped him in a rubbish tip in Margate.
Despite his ordeal the dog survived and has now been returned to his owner.
The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a dog was found dumped in a tied-up bag in a brook near Maidstone in Kent.
The dead adult Jack Russell terrier was found inside the large dog food bag, tied up with twine. The macabre sight was discovered by a passing dog walker between Lees and Benover Road in Yalding on Sunday.
There were no obvious signs of injury on this poor animal, and she seemed to be in reasonable condition.
It is possible she may have been alive when dumped in this bag in the river, and then drowned. If this is so, it would have been an incredibly distressing and horrific way for her to die.
We urge anyone with any information at all about where this dog may have come from, and how she may have died, to call us, in strictest confidence, on 0300 123 8018.
The terrier was tricolor and was found inside a bag of ‘Arkwrights’’ dog food - which was green and white.
A farmer from Wiltshire is threatening to shoot dogs, let off the lead on his land - after a number of sheep on his farm were attacked.
Owen Singer lost four ewes over Christmas and New Year. He's backed by the NFU who say sheep-worrying is costing farmers over £1 million each year. You may find some images in Robert Murphy's report upsetting.
It's a sad reality but the demand for designer dogs - at this time of year - is fuelling the illegal puppy trade.
Tiny Pugs, French Bulldogs and Chow Chow puppies are being smuggled into Britain from Europe to be sold online to unsuspecting families.
Many are unwell, unvaccinated and taken from their mothers too young. Our Correspondent, Derek Johnson has been to a quarantine kennel where puppies are being cared for.