THEY didn’t have the best start to life – but eight abandoned puppies found in a litter bin now have forever homes to call their own.

The puppies – three male and five female – were found in a black rubbish bin by children on 6 March on Chester Road East, Queensferry, Deeside just before 4pm. The pups were so young some of them had their umbilical cords still attached.

But now they have all been adopted and have settled … Continue reading…

SIX schools have contributed to a lively and engaging discussion on animal welfare.

RSPCA Cymru held its first ever school debate at Siambr Hywel at the National Assembly for Wales on Friday [5 June] as part of RSPCA Week.

The event – ‘Animal Welfare: The Great Debate’ – involved students from Cowbridge Comprehensive School, Ysgol Gyfun Bro Morgannwg, Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr, Radyr Comprehensive School, Westbourne School and Cardiff High School.

Students from each of the schools were given 10 … Continue reading…

The death of two horses in a crash on the ‘flashing lane’ at Appleby Horse Fair* on Friday (5 June) has ‘overshadowed’ what was otherwise a good event for animal welfare.


The RSPCA appealed for information after the incident which happened on Long Marton Road, traditionally used for driving and riding horses at high speed to be shown off to potential buyers.


One horse died and a second horse had to be put to sleep by a vet … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for witnesses after a crash on the ‘flashing lane’ at Appleby Horse Fair this afternoon (Friday 5 June), where horses are ridden and driven at high speed to show them off to potential buyers.

One horse died at the scene and another horse had to be put to sleep by a vet from Redwings Horse Sanctuary.

RSPCA chief inspector Rob Melloy said: “We believe one horse was pulling a sulky whilst the other is thought to … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after two kittens were found in a box at Pen Yr Heol quarry in Gorseinon.

Sadly a member of the public found one of the kittens had died when they discovered them on 31 May.

RSPCA animal welfare officer Andrew Harris said: “The member of the public who found the kittens took them to RSPCA Llys Nini Animal Centre.

“The quarry is not in operation so there are no further lines of enquiry there…. Continue reading…