Animal cruelty stories
The following stories represent just a limited number of the animal cruelty cases that we come across on a regular basis.
Warning: You may find some of the details in these stories upsetting
Stolen and tortured dog
A gang of teenagers stole a puppy from his owners garden and tortured him for hours in one of the worst cases an RSPCA inspector had ever seen.
Badger DNA Profiling
A badger DNA database, funded by us, was used for the first time to help convict four men of badger digging.
Severely neglected and matted
A mother who neglected her two dogs, resulting in both becoming severely matted and one requiring a leg amputation, was disqualified from keeping animals for ten years.
A drunken cat-sitter stabbed a tabby cat called Toby nine times with a kitchen knife while he was supposed to have been looking after him for his mother.
Working together to help animals
A man who starved a pony and poultry on a filthy allotment was disqualified from keeping animals for life.