RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a swan and herring gull were shot with a pellet gun at Cyfarthfa Park in Merthyr Tydfil.

A cygnet – which was found with fishing line wrapped around it, was taken to the vets on Thursday (25 July), however sadly it died at the vets. An x-ray revealed that it had been shot three times with a pellet gun.

A herring gull also died from a pellet shot wound to the chest which … Continue reading…

School’s out – but not for one wild animal who has accidentally spent a period of ‘deer-tention’ at a Newport school.

The buck roe deer had become trapped in the grounds of Bassaleg School for around five days with being initially spotted on Friday, 26 July.

RSPCA animal welfare officer (AWO) Sian Burton was called to the school to assess the situation, however, it was clear that the deer was not going to be moved easily.

She said: “This deer … Continue reading…

A Pembrokeshire man has been handed a suspended prison sentence and disqualified from keeping animals for five years after his dog was found suffering unnecessarily.

Mark John (04/06/1973) of Market Street, Haverfordwest, was sentenced to 12 weeks imprisonment, suspended for twelve months, 300 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay £600 costs. He was also handed a five-year ban on keeping all animals.

At a hearing at Haverfordwest Magistrates’ Court on 1 July the case was held in the … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information after an injured dog – found with a cord tied around her neck – was dumped near Mold.

The Staffordshire bull terrier was found in the middle of the A5104 road near Treuddyn, Mold, at around 12pm on 19 July. The dog had suffered multiple fractures including the two hind legs and spine and there was also a strangulation ligature cord around her neck.

RSPCA deputy chief inspector Phil Lewis said: “This … Continue reading…

It was thankfully ‘all’s wool that ends wool’ – after a lamb was rescued from a four-foot drain in Bala.

The ram had become stuck down a roadside drain on the main A494 trunk road through Bala and was first discovered at around 10am yesterday (28 July) with the RSPCA called for assistance.

It was thought that the lamb had crawled through a culvert under the road looking for his mother.

RSPCA deputy chief inspector Phil Lewis said: “This lamb … Continue reading…