A stray black and white female lurcher in an “emaciated, weak and unwell” state was found in the Merthyr area, prompting an RSPCA Cymru appeal for information.

Reports to the charity suggest the dog was found in the town on Wednesday 10 May, in the Cefn Coed Cemetery at Cefn-Coed-Y-Cymmer.

She resembled a “bag of bones”, and sadly had to be put to sleep on independent veterinary advice due to the extent of her welfare problems – which included a … Continue reading…

A Cardiff man has been disqualified from keeping dogs for a five-year period after failing to provide adequate nutrition for an emaciated tan and white cross breed.

Mr Owain Dinnick (d.o.b 07.03.1986), of Newport Road, Cardiff, admitted causing unnecessary suffering to the dog, known as George – and previously Rascal – following a successful investigation by RSPCA Cymru.

The 31-year-old man pleaded guilty to an Animal Welfare Act offence at ​Cardiff and the Vale Magistrates Court on 10 May. RSPCA … Continue reading…

Dog lovers from across North Wales are invited to the RSPCA Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre’s Fun Dog Show on 21 May.

The ‘Fun Dog Show’ is taking place at the Centre, in Upper Colwyn Bay, on Sunday 21 May, and runs from 11am until 4pm.

Staff at the Centre have highlighted how the show celebrates “everything we love about dogs, of all breeds, shapes and sizes”.

There will be fun dog classes aimed at owners of all ages during the day, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a pet cat was found dead outside his front door with a garden waste bag tied around his neck.

The one-year-old black cat was found by his devastated owner on the doorstep of their flat in Rathvale Court, in Beeston, Nottingham, on Wednesday morning (10 May).

A large, bright green garden waste bag which had been rolled up was tied around his neck, like a bow tie. Blood was also found to be … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is investigating after two dead dogs with injuries to their legs and head were found in shallow graves by a canal.

A member of the public made the shocking discovery at the side of a canal in Birchfield Lane, Oldbury, in the Sandwell area of the West Midlands, on Tuesday 2 May.

They were partially buried about 15ft away from each other in bin bags and had injuries consistent with dogfighting.

RSPCA inspector Vicki Taylor said: “Both of … Continue reading…