A Pontypool man has been handed a suspended prison sentence after failing to seek suitable veterinary care for a “nasty, painful” ulcerated and infected wound on the body of his Staffordshire bull terrier – instead claiming he was treating the abscess himself with antiseptic spray.

Gareth Lewis, of Snail Creep Terrace, Cwmavon, Pontypool, was handed a 12-week prison sentence – suspended for twelve months – and banned from keeping any animal for a decade, after sentencing at Newport Magistrates’ Court … Continue reading…

A black cat has been rescued from a tight squeeze – after getting their neck badly caught-up in netting between two Port Talbot properties.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted on Saturday (14 April) after a member of the public saw the panicked cat thrashing around and constrained by green netting adjacent to two walls.

An RSPCA animal welfare officer attended Trefelin Crescent, and was able to cut the terrified moggy free from the netting.

Fortunately, the cat was not injured from … Continue reading…

RSPCA Mid Essex (full name which is RSPCA Essex Mid, Brentwood, Chelmsford and District Branch) was recently presented with a cheque for £750 from a foundation which was set up in memory of the late Holly Clacy.

 

Holly’s father David Clacy said: “Last year on the 20th November 2017 our vibrant, giggly daughter Holly Clacy committed suicide on Radar Hill in South Woodham Ferrers. “There is still no definitive reason as to why she decided to end her life … Continue reading…

An RSPCA inspector was left “disgusted” after a hedgehog was found tied to a tree by shoelaces used as a “makeshift crucifix”.

The animal welfare charity was alerted after a member of the public found the wild animal on Brynglas Avenue in the Pontllanfraith area of Blackwood yesterday (17 April).

Shockingly, the male hedgehog was found with their belly facing outwards from the tree, constrained by shoe laces. His leg was bleeding, as was his mouth and nose, and sadly … Continue reading…

Two Pembrokeshire women have been handed suspended prison sentences after they left a dog to starve to death.

Deborah-Marie May (d.o.b 30/04/1992) of no fixed abode and Victoria Louise Reynolds (d.o.b 23/02/1989) of Martletwy, Narberth, both pleaded guilty to one offence under the Animal Welfare Act that between 22 October 2017 and 22 December 2017 at Larch Road, Milford Haven, they caused unnecessary suffering to a dog named Lenny by failing to exercise reasonable care and supervision in respect of … Continue reading…