A Newport man has been banned from keeping animals for two years after he failed to maintain the coats of two Persian cats.

Paul Reynolds (d.o.b 22/03/1962) of Alexandra Road, Newport admitted two Animal Welfare Act 2006 charges at Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court on Monday (25 June).

The extent of the cat’s ungroomed fur was so bad that one – named Jose – suffered unnecessarily, with Reynolds’ lack of care resulting in severe dermatitis.

Jose had been taken to Reynolds’ own … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information after a very thin maine coon  cat with matted fur and a badly damaged mouth was found in the Barry area.

A member of the public expressed concern after seeing the tabby and white cat in a very poor condition on 16 June. The cat was microchipped – but it is understood the details registered to the chip are out of date.

However, investigations by RSPCA officers suggest the cat was owned … Continue reading…

A one-week-old lurcher-type puppy whose eyes were still closed has been found in a cardboard box in a Wrexham alley-way.

The report was made to the RSPCA by a member of the public, who says the puppy was found alone, with a blanket in the box outside their back gate on Queen Street in Ruabon on Tuesday evening (26 June).

RSPCA officers rescued the tiny brown puppy, who was somewhat lethargic – and is now being cared for by a … Continue reading…

A large brown mastiff-type dog has been found dead in a shopping trolley wrapped in a duvet which was left on a Cardiff pathway.

RSPCA Cymru was notified by a member of the public, who made the awful discovery on Sunday (24 June) – at approximately 4.55pm.

The dog – who had a swollen stomach – was found on a pathway off Jim Driscoll Way, leading to Avondale Gardens, running alongside the River Taff. An RSPCA inspector has said being … Continue reading…

School pupils from across Wales have swapped their classroom for the National Assembly for Wales’ Siambr Hywel – putting the topic of animal welfare under the spotlight.

Ysgol Plasmawr (Cardiff), Pembroke School (Pembrokeshire), Builth Wells High (Powys), Cardiff High (Cardiff), Ysgol Bryn Tawe (Swansea) and Ysgol Rhydywaun (Rhondda Cynon Taf) all took part in RSPCA Cymru’s annual ‘Great Debate’ event in Cardiff on Friday (22 June).

Schools had come through regional heats to reach the Siambr Hywel finale; the debate … Continue reading…