Scotland’s fire crews had to be drafted in almost once a day to rescue animals from a variety of predicaments this year.
A Peterhead man has been banned from keeping animals after starving two dogs, leading to the death of a staffordshire bull terrier named Russia.
Workers at an Aberdeen oil services firm were shocked to find a reptile in one of their company's workshops this week.
A north-east man is continuing his legal bid to get his donkey back from a national animal welfare charity.
The SSPCA has released a storm petrel bird back into the wild after it was rehabilitated at their National Wildlife Centre.
A generous donation to an Aberdeenshire animal sanctuary means its services have been vastly improved throughout the last year.
The Scottish SPCA is celebrating its annual Staffie Awareness Week by encouraging members of the public to come along to meet dogs desperate for new homes.
An appeal for information has gone out after a pet cat had its back leg and tail ripped off by what is suspected to be a snare.
The Scottish SPCA is urging locals in Aberdeenshire to consider the impact of fireworks on the welfare of animals.
Scotland’s biggest animal charity has recorded a harrowing increase in the number of calls made across the north.
From deadly snakes and crocodiles, to wild cats, primates and even a zebra, nearly 500 dangerous exotic animals are being kept privately right here in Scotland.
Songwriter John McLaughlin, known for writing hit songs for artists such as Westlife, Busted and Sandi Thom, has teamed up with the Scottish SPCA to create a music album aimed at relaxing dogs.
Visitors to a north-east beauty spot are being urged to help clear away rubbish after a seal died after becoming caught in a discarded piece of rope.
Shocked workers at an Aberdeenshire firm discovered an unwelcome visitor in a shipment from the US yesterday – a deadly black widow spider.
The Scottish SPCA is hunting for the heartless owners of a dog left tied up in an Aberdeen park.
The Scottish SPCA is currently caring for a young seal pup who was rescued on the shore of Tayvallich last Thursday.
Animal welfare officers have said a cat is lucky to be alive after it was shot in a “sickening attack”.
The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after it is believed that a cat was shot in Auchomacoy, Ellon on July 6.
A talented tutor has treated talkative tots to a sign language class with a difference.
Snake dies from injuries after being thrown around by ‘despicable’ drunken revellers in Aberdeen city centre
A boa snake has died from its injuries after being thrown across a street in Aberdeen by drunken revellers early this morning.
Police have charged an 18-year-old woman with animal cruelty after video footage emerged which appeared to show a pet snake being fatally injured as it was thrown about an Aberdeen street.
A police investigation is under way after jet-skiers were reported to have invaded north-east waters that are home to a legally protected seal colony.
Three deer have been horrifically killed and dumped near a popular dog-walking spot.
A hedgehog who won fame for his swimming abilities while being rehabilitated has been reintroduced into the wild.
Rescue teams had to scramble down the side of a rocky cliff face to save an injured dog after it tumbled from cliffs in Aberdeenshire.
A cat owner has described finding her beloved pet caught in an illegally set snare in Macduff - and urged others to be on the lookout.
Three neglected Aberdeenshire mules who were suffering with extremely overgrown hooves in Aberdeenshire are recovering after being rescued by an animal charity.
Two people involved with an alleged puppy farm in Aberdeenshire are to fight a bid to re-home nearly a hundred dogs.
The Scottish SPCA were called in to rescue a giant lizard found hiding from the cold weather, only to discover it was an ornamental otter.
An average of more than one stray dog a day is being picked up by council animal wardens across the north-east.
Dog owners have been warned to keep their pets safe after an animal plunged to its death off one of the north-east’s most notorious cliffs.
A sheriff who gave two men a chance to show they were sorry for trashing a family’s home and killing their pet gecko in a blender has lost patience with the pair – and warned they will now likely be locked up.