A Borth man has admitted causing unnecessary suffering to two horses, after sexually assaulting them with a paintbrush.

Peter Bourne, aged 33 – of Cliff Road – was caught on CCTV on 19 September 2019, approaching two horses – named Hannah and Urani – from behind, before inserting a paintbrush into each of the equine’s vaginas.

Video footage shown to the court then saw Bourne licking and sniffing the paintbrush after the attack.

The man’s interference with the horses last … Continue reading…

RSPCA Bedfordshire North Branch welcomes animal lovers safely back to its charity shops tomorrow in Bedford

An RSPCA charity shop in Bedford is once again opening their doors to the public from tomorrow (Wednesday 29 July).

The RSPCA closed all of its 318 charity shops at the start of lockdown but is now pleased to be undergoing a phased re-opening, following the social distancing guidelines set out by the Government.

A spokesperson for the branch said: “We have missed all … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a tiny kitten was thrown from a moving car in Stoke-on-Trent yesterday morning. (Saturday)

At around 11.55am witnesses saw a dark blue car driving along Audley Road towards Alsager when the female tabby kitten was thrown from the window.

Another driver pulled over only to find the tiny 10-12 week old kitten was lying on the roadside with severe injuries. They rushed the kitten, now named Daisy, to a nearby vets who then … Continue reading…

The RSPCA raced to the rescue of a deer buck on Monday (20 July) – after his antlers became tangled in a climbing rope attached to a tree at Hilston Park in Monmouthshire.

Remarkable video footage shows the extent of the panicked fallow deer buck’s plight – with the animal unable to escape, and the rope – at some points – pulling all four of his legs off the ground.

Members of the public spotted the deer and contacted the … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru and the same team of Cardiff firefighters twice came to the aid of gulls stricken by guttering on Monday (20 July). 

The animal welfare charity was alerted after a gull chick was spotted stuck in the gutters of a supermarket in the Heath area of the city.

Animal collection officer (ACO) Fiona Thomas enlisted the help of the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service’s Ely White Watch, who were able to reach the gull utilising ladders – shortly … Continue reading…