This Guinea Pig Appreciation Day (Tuesday 16 July) the RSPCA highlights the plight of neglected guinea pigs with 69 calls from Wales coming through to its cruelty line about guinea pigs last year.

The RSPCA’s 24-hour cruelty line received 69 calls last year in Wales regarding concerns for the welfare of guinea pigs and so far in 2019 there have been 45 calls (up to July 8). Last year there were 1,250 calls across England and Wales.

Over the Christmas … Continue reading…

A Caldicot woman has had her animal ban extended for a further 10 years after two dogs were found in her home.

Kathleen Davidson (d.o.b 06/10/1953) of Newport Road, Caldicot, was sentenced at Newport Magistrates’ Court on 27 June after she previously pleaded guilty to one offence – a breach of disqualification.

Back in July 2018 the defendant pleaded guilty to three offences that related to a number of equines and was banned from keeping any animal for 10 years…. Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a gull was shot dead in Caerphilly.

The animal welfare charity was contacted on Saturday (13 July) after the dead gull crashed into a garden at Bryn Y Fran Avenue, Trethomas, at around 1.30pm.

RSPCA inspector Simon Evans said: “The gull had a serious wound with considerable blood loss to its head and appears to have been shot – maybe off the rooftop – and fell dead in a garden. A loud noise … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru and Jayne Bryant AM are celebrating “great news for dogs” – as Wales becomes the first nation in Great Britain to utilise Variable Message Signs on the road network to highlight the dangers of leaving canine companions locked inside warm vehicles.

The animal welfare charity and the Newport West Assembly Member teamed-up to urge the Welsh Government to include the messaging on signage across Wales during spells of warm weather.

It was confirmed that – from the beginning … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is searching for the owner of a very thin and lethargic cat who was rescued in the Porth area of South Wales.

Officers from the charity came to the aid of the cat, who was found to be very thin, lethargic and flea-ridden after a member of the public spotted the troubled puss on Henllys in the town on Wednesday (10 June).

The neutered, male cat was microchipped – however the details are not up-to-date, so the RSPCA … Continue reading…