At present the UK RSPCA will apparently only EVER investigate cases where a neighbours dog is apparently starving, so has to attack an animal which enters their garden, or where the owners actually goad their dog to attack a cat that arrives in their garden.
We recently lost a lovely gentle cat who by accident got out into the garden and climbed over to next door where a vicious Staffie dog is often kept in the garden by the Neighbours who have always admitted that they use it as a guard dog. They often keep the dog out there for many hours at a time and in all weathers so the dog gets frustrated and if any creature gets into their back garden it will attack and maybe kill it. It was looking over the fence we saw the terrible sight of our lovely white cat laying dead with blood coming from the mouth and on closer examination, teeth marks which evidenced the attack from the dog. Although the Neighbours handed over the body of our cat so we could bury her in our garden, they are callous and ignorant enough to completely ignore what their dog has done, despite our appeal to them and they continue to let it be unsupervised in their garden and I can only see more cats and other creatures that enter their garden becoming it`s future victims. With this in mind we contacted the RSPCA in an attempt to get the dog removed or at least get them to order the owners not to leave the dog outside unsupervised but they have no policy at present to persue this and that is what I want to be changed so the RSPCA will be obliged to knock on the dog owners door and do something to prevent any further animals from suffering the same fate.