A man has been handed a suspended prison sentence after subjecting his Jack Russell Terrier to “immense suffering” through blunt force trauma – having weeks earlier asked vets to put the dog to sleep.

Lindsey Stoneham, 57, of Llwyncelyn in Bettws was today (23 August) given a 12-week prison sentence suspended for one year, and a four-year ban on the keeping of all animals.

He had previously been found guilty of an Animal Welfare Act offence at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court, Continue reading…

A badly-injured tortoiseshell cat with a broken tail and damaged ear has been found outside Cardiff Central Train Station.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after a member of the public found the injured cat, and took her on the train to her Newport home last Friday (16 August), at approximately 5pm.

The cat – who is now in the care of the RSPCA – was in urgent need of veterinary help, and the tail had to be amputated immediately.

Sadly, the … Continue reading…

Body of pony was found by members of the public on a footpath in Dudbrook Road area of Brentwood 

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a dead pony was discovered dumped along a footpath in the Dudbrook Road area of Brentwood on Tuesday 13 August.


A member of the public had been in the area when they made the sad discovery, at a round 5.40pm. and contacted the RSPCA.

RSPCA Inspector Jessica Dayes is … Continue reading…

RSPCA Kent Folkestone and District Branch was among the numerous organisations supporting the event 

The RSPCA Kent Folkestone and District Branch was one of the scores of organisations taking part in the spectacular Hythe Venetian Fete.


Members of the branch had been working hard to prepare their float which was based on an RSPCA van which will be used by their new branch Animal Welfare Officer Lucy Smith.

Lucy joined members of the branch on the decorated  float which … Continue reading…

Cat owner has had four of her cats injured over a six-month period

The RSPCA is appealing for information after four cats belonging to one owner have been injured over the last six months.


Sadly in the latest incident on August 4 one cat, Pepper, died after being shot with an air gun.

The RSPCA is appealing to anyone who has any information to contact the RSPCA and the police.

The incident was in the Enfield area of EN3 … Continue reading…