A Llanharan man has been banned from keeping animals for 10 years after he neglected seven chickens and two turkeys, with an RSPCA inspector describing the situation as “carnage”.

David Sanders (d.o.b 19/03/1949) of Bethlehem View, Llanharan, Pontyclun, appeared at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court yesterday (22 January) and pleaded guilty to five offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

They were that at Pendre Allotments, Llanharan, he caused unnecessary suffering to seven chickens and turkeys for failing to address the causes … Continue reading…

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.


“A vet and police came to the scene with me – and a couple of … Continue reading…

A woman from Leeds has been disqualified from keeping animals for life after allowing her dog to suffer.


Linda Dean (D.O.B 06.05.71) of Victoria Road, Pudsey, appeared before Leeds Magistrates’ Court last week (Monday 14 January).


She admitted causing unnecessary suffering to a male black and white collie called Coda by failing to provide proper and necessary veterinary care for a chronic skin condition over a two-month period last year.


RSPCA inspector Kris Walker said: “Coda was … Continue reading…

Michael Kevin Jackson (D.O.B 30.04.58) and Christine Lorraine Carol Diane Jackson (D.O.B 29.03.74) of separate addresses on Stratford Street appeared at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on Monday (14 January).


They admitted, between 1 October and 1 November 2018, causing unnecessary suffering to an adult male mastiff called Butch by failing to explore and address chronic wounds to his head which led to his death.


RSPCA inspector Kris Walker said: “I could smell Butch before I saw him – I’ve … Continue reading…

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.


“I took him … Continue reading…