A Cwmbran woman has been disqualified from keeping any animal for three years after causing unnecessary suffering to her pet dog which was found to be in an emaciated condition.

Lisa Maria Rayner (d.o.b 29/01/1982) of Pontnewydd Walk, Cwmbran attended Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court on Monday (24 June) and pleaded guilty to one animal welfare offence.

The offence she pleaded guilty to was of causing unnecessary suffering to her shih tzu-type dog called Buster by failing to investigate and address the … Continue reading…

A swan has been reunited with his mate and cygnets thanks to an RSPCA inspector.

The swan had become trapped and separated from his mate at a canal at George’s Row, Briton Ferry, and was not able to escape.

RSPCA inspector Nic de Celis, who was called to the location on Saturday (22 June), said: “The swan was fixated on getting back to his mate and three cygnets and wasn’t able to get over or under a metal pipe that … Continue reading…

Five little ducklings have a fluffy tale to tell after they become ‘casualties’ outside a TV hospital drama set.

The ducklings caused a little bit of a drama when they were spotted two-foot down a drain outside the set of Casualty/Holby City at the BBC Cymru Wales, Roath Lock Studios on Sunday night (23 June).

RSPCA inspector Izzi Hignell received the call to her surprise and attended the location to bring the ducklings to safety.

Izzi said: “They were stuck … Continue reading…

Two men have been sentenced to immediate custody by a judge who has described their wildlife crimes as “medieval barbarity” with one incident caught on video showing a baby badger being skinned alive.

Ryan Harrison (d.o.b 08/07/1994) of Masefield Road, Caldicot, pleaded guilty to 15 offences and Thomas Young (d.o.b 16/12/1992) of East Pentwyn, Blaina, pleaded guilty to six offences at Merthyr Magistrates’ Court today (21 June). These offences came under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992, the Deer Act … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a number of chickens – some alive and some dead – were dumped near Banwen.

Members of the public contacted the animal welfare charity after 16 dead chickens were found in four orange and white pellets bags along with a number of alive chickens yesterday (20 June) at forestry at Heol-Tir-Lan Road.

RSPCA animal welfare officer (AWO) Paula Milton said: “We had a few reports come into us with different numbers from eight … Continue reading…