A special scheme working with South Wales’ traveller community to improve animal welfare standards has been recognised with a coveted RSPCA Cymru award.

Shared Regulatory Services (SRS), a partnership between Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan Councils, picked up an RSPCA Innovator award at a ceremony at the National Assembly for Wales on Monday (October 23).

Innovator awards recognise pioneering and imaginative steps taken to improve animal welfare, and are chosen by an independent panel of expert judges, as … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot with an air rifle in Perry Barr, Birmingham.

The six-year-old cat, named Coco, was found to have an injury to the side of her body by her concerned owner, on 22 September.

She was taken to the vets where an x-ray confirmed that she had two pellets in the side of her body.

As the pellets were deep under her skin, it was decided that they were best left … Continue reading…

A hedgehog was rescued by the RSPCA after getting stuck between two railings in Buckinghamshire.

A member of the public contacted the charity after seeing the struggling hedgehog in Back Lane, in Great Missenden, on the evening of Sunday, 8 October.

Animal Collection Officer Grace Mead attended, and when she arrived she realised that the only way to get the hedgehog free was to cut through the thin bars with wire cutters.

Grace said: “The poor hedgehog had got his … Continue reading…

A man who failed to trim his donkeys’ overgrown hooves has been disqualified from keeping equines for five years.

 

Raymond Grigg (date of birth: 06/06/1948) of Longdogs Lane, Ottery St Mary, Devon, pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to three donkeys and failing to meet the needs of five donkeys when he appeared at Exeter Magistrates’ Court on Monday (16 October 2017) following a prosecution by the RSPCA.

 

The donkeys were found to have suffered from prolonged neglect … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an extremely poorly tiny puppy was found abandoned in woodland in Kirkham this week.

 

A member of the public was walking along a footpath through a wooded area off Station Road on Tuesday afternoon (17 October) when they found the frightened German shepherd puppy.

 

RSPCA inspector Amy McIntosh, investigating, said: “The walker was very worried about her as she appeared to be alone, was staggering around and couldn’t walk properly so … Continue reading…