An RSPCA appeal has been launched after a Pontyclun cat lost his leg after being shot by a pellet gun.

The animal welfare charity was alerted after the black domestic cat – named Maunzi – returned to his home on Bridgend Road with a pellet in his leg.

Maunzi was taken to a local veterinary practice, where the pellet was removed. The cat’s leg later had to be amputated due to the extent of the injuries.

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There’s a lot of love this St Dwynwen’s Day – in particular for two brothers who adore each other and two cats who are also inseparable.

Coco and Snoop are nine-year-old Labrador crossbreeds at RSPCA Newport Animal Centre, who have spent their whole lives together and can’t bear to be apart. While black cats Cariad and Cwtch are at RSPCA Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre and are usually found all cosy and cuddled up together.

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after two horses were dumped in Leeds.

 

The charity was called about the horses on land off Gelderd Road, Morley on Sunday (20 January).

 

The colts – the term given to young male un-neutered horses – are described as small cob-types.

 

RSPCA inspector Dave Holgate said: “One of the horses was collapsed when I arrived.

 

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog wandered off the metro at Gateshead station alone with a suspected stab wound.

 

The male brindle and white Staffordshire bull terrier was spotted by staff who called us at around midday on Saturday (12 January).

 

RSPCA inspector Rowena Proctor said: “The poor boy was crying out, whimpering and clearly in some distress.

 

“He had a one inch wound to his back, which was infected.

 

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Two goats who were running around Hartlepool, County Durham for several days in October last year arrived at their new home on Wednesday (16 January).

 

An enclosure has been specially adapted for the animals at RSPCA Southridge Animal Centre, in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire.

 

RSPCA chief inspector Mark Gent said: “We are very grateful to RSPCA Southridge who have stepped in to offer a home to these goats.

 

“We have been trying to find a permanent home for … Continue reading…