An appeal for information has been launched by the RSPCA after a cat was shot near Builth Wells.

Lily, an 18-month old tabby cat, was found by her owners on the morning of 13 September in her bed at Church Cottage, Aberedw with injuries caused by two air gun pellets.

Vets confirmed the cat had been shot by an air weapon – and sadly the extent of her injuries meant her front right leg had to be amputated.

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Dog rehoming soared during lockdown as families spending more time at home due to the pandemic and home-working sought the companionship of a four-legged friend.

New figures, released today (11 October) by the RSPCA, reveal that 4,877 dogs were rehomed in 2020, despite the Coronavirus pandemic and lockdown. In Herefordshire & Worcestershire, the RSPCA rehomed 50 dogs in 2020.

RSPCA dog welfare expert Dr Samantha Gaines said: “At the beginning of lockdown we were concerned about how difficult it might … Continue reading…

A cat has been shot in the Hengoed area with an air weapon – prompting RSPCA Cymru to launch an appeal for information. 

Owners of the three-year-old white and tortoiseshell cat found her on 1 October at their Gelligaer home with injuries to the right side of her abdomen.

Vets later confirmed the cat had been shot and found a metal pellet in her body – but, thankfully, the cat only required pain medication and has been recovering well from … Continue reading…

A Llwynypia man has been banned from keeping rabbits for three years after admitting failing to meet the needs of 15 in his care.

Dean James, 38, pleaded guilty to three Animal Welfare Act offences at Merthyr Magistrates Court on Wednesday (29 September).

The court heard how police executed a warrant at James’ Railway View home, where rabbits were being kept in a wire mesh cage without access to bedding, environmental enrichment or suitable protection from the weather.

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RSPCA Cymru is celebrating as the Welsh Government announces its intention to ban the use of glue traps – after two Senedd Members tabled legislative proposals from the charity which would have outlawed the devices in Wales.

In its policy response to the Agriculture (Wales) Bill’s White Paper, the Welsh Government has announced plans to ensure the legislation will “amend the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to ban the use of snares and glue traps” in Wales.

While the Welsh … Continue reading…