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Friendly rat discovered alone in field

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a friendly domestic rat was found straying in a field in Barnsley.

The small female rat who has now been named Midge by RSPCA staff, was found in the middle of a field in Elsecar, Barnsley, on Monday, March 5th.

A dog walker found the rat and managed to confine her in […]

2018-05-14T10:17:03+00:00

Starved dog ‘totally different’ after love and care

A woman who starved and neglected her dog has been disqualified from keeping animals for life.

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Clare Hobson, of Dollywood Close, in Buxworth, Derbyshire, was sentenced on Wednesday 11th October 2017) at Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to three Animal Welfare Act offences at a previous hearing.

As well as the lifetime […]

2017-12-03T22:08:51+00:00

Cat missing for year reunited with owner

A stray cat which was taken into an RSPCA centre has been reunited with her owner after a year of being missing – following a social media appeal to find her owner which led to an offer of help from the Swedish government!

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Cookie went missing from her home in Westhouses, near Alfreton, […]

2017-12-03T22:11:10+00:00

Animals living in house where excrement was waist-high

Thirty cats and a ferret were rescued from a bungalow which was waist-high in animal faeces, a court has heard.

The owner of the animals, Martin Jones from Shirebrook, appeared at Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court today (Weds 9 Aug) to be sentenced for an offence of causing unnecessary suffering to the animals.

Magistrates handed him a lifetime disqualification order on keeping […]

2017-12-03T22:13:10+00:00

Underweight dog was so weak he could not walk into vets

A dog who had been starved by his owner was so weak when he was rescued by the RSPCA that he could not make his way up the stairs of a vet practice.

Shaun Musson (DOB 25/3/92), of Chaucer Road, Chesterfield, appeared at Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Thurs 6 July), where he pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to the […]

2018-05-14T10:24:23+00:00

Fun Dog Show 2017

What an amazing day we had at this years Fun Dog Show! Thank you so much to our sponsors (especially Dunston Lodge, Bounders Photography and Hunters Estate Agents), stall holders, volunteers, judges, cakes and prize donors and of course to all of you for the fantastic turn out and support that you gave. We raised […]

2017-08-11T05:45:19+00:00