While 2020 felt like a difficult year, it hasn’t all been doom and gloom. Our animals have provided comfort, joy and happiness while we endured lockdown uncertainty.

As well as the companionship of our wonderful pets, animals have also provided us with some memorable moments, including those who got themselves into some a-moo-sing and somewhat challenging situations and have needed a helping paw from the rescue teams at the RSPCA. From a seal who was found in two strange predicaments … Continue reading…

A Llanfyrnach man has been handed a six-month suspended jail sentence for the mistreatment of dozens of equines.

Alun Lloyd of Sunny Hill, Llanfyrnach, was found guilty of nine Animal Welfare Act offences split over two separate cases. He was sentenced on Tuesday (22 December) at Llanelli Magistrates Court, having previously failed to attend court.

In addition to a six-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, Lloyd was disqualified from the keeping and owning of horses for ten years, and … Continue reading…

An RSPCA appeal has been launched after a kitten was shot with an air rifle in Barry.

The pellet shot poor eight-month-old Cosmo in the side – on 15 December – just days away from Christmas. The attack would have taken place in the Pencoedtre Road area of the town.

Cosmo was taken to a veterinary practice – Vale Veterinary Centre – by his owner Devina Hawkins where he was immediately operated on to remove the pellet.

Devina said: “He … Continue reading…

RSPCA animal rescuers in Wales will continue to respond to emergencies and cruelty calls during the upcoming Christmas and New Year lockdown.

As Wales enters the new ‘alert level four’ restrictions – the animal welfare charity will continue to deal with emergency calls made to their helpline. RSPCA frontline rescuers – along with staff who work in animal centres/clinics – are classed as critical (key) workers.

The RSPCA has already been bracing itself for a busy festive period – as … Continue reading…

A Persian cross kitten will be settling into her new home this Christmas after a “miraculous” recovery in the care of the RSPCA.

The tiny tricolour kitten – initially nicknamed Carol by RSPCA officers – was one of 13 cats rescued by the RSPCA after being found in “appalling” conditions at a property in Treorchy.

Sadly, the prospects of a happy Christmas for Carol were initially very grim. She was struggling with very bad cat flu, had a severe head … Continue reading…