A man who starved his rabbit to death has been disqualified from keeping animals for five years.

Gary McPhail (01/09/1989), of Cotlandswick, in London Colney, St Albans, appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday 17 August), where he pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to the grey rabbit named Bugsy.

The court heard that Bugsy died after not being fed any food for a week at McPhail’s previous home in Peveril Road, in Tibshelf, Alfreton.

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A six-strong team of RSPCA officers completed a dramatic rope rescue of a Great Orme goat, on Tuesday (15 August).

The young male goat had become trapped on a ledge, towering above Llandudno’s Marine Drive.

RSPCA Cymru closely monitored the animal’s progress, and it became apparent a rope rescue team would be required to bring the goat to safety.

Access to the goat was discussed with a local ranger, and – after carrying out a detailed risk assessment – RSPCA … Continue reading…

A Swansea woman has been banned from keeping animals for seven years, and handed a 12-month community order, after publicly abusing a dog her friend had entrusted her to look after.

Ms Rebecca Ellen Beard (d.o.b 02/12/1975), of Dinas Street, Plas Marl, pleaded guilty to two Animal Welfare Act offences at Swansea Magistrates’ Court last Thursday (10 August).

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the dog’s fosterer, Ms Beard, was seen abusing a Boston terrier type dog, named Anna, by picking … Continue reading…

The RSPCA was called in to rescue a little owl from a house in Tamworth after he created a scene worthy of Harry Potter – by flying into a living room through a chimney.

The owl – who is smaller than an adult’s hand – was found in a living room of a house in Manor Close, in Tamworth, on Monday (14 August).

RSPCA inspector Laura Bryant was called to collect the owl. She said: “The residents of the house … Continue reading…

A common seal pup has been rescued by RSPCA Cymru from Towyn beach, in Abergele, and affectionately nicknamed after a Game of Thrones character!

RSPCA Cymru was notified after a member of the public spotted a lethargic male seal pup, whose left flipper was not moving.

The pup was rescued by RSPCA animal collection officer Will Galvin, and taken to a specialist wildlife centre at Stapeley Grange for rehabilitation. The charity completed this rescue on Sunday (August 13).

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