A woman has been banned from keeping animals for 10 years, after abandoning a terrier dog and leaving him to starve to death at a Deeside property. 

Debra Teresa Peet (d.o.b 24/10/1962), of Shotton, admitted causing the dog – named Benji – to suffer unnecessarily, with an RSPCA inspector expressing sadness at the “shocking disregard for a fellow living creature”.

Shocking images show the collapsed terrier dog, with bones visible across his skin. He had starved to death, falling amid … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru rescued 7,642 animals across Wales in 2016, new figures show as the charity celebrates ‘RSPCA Week’ (12 – 18 of June).

More animals were collected and rescued by the RSPCA in Wales in 2016 than during the previous year, while new statistics also show the RSPCA’s success in utilising non-statutory welfare and improvement notices to prevent animal suffering.

Animal rescues took RSPCA officers to the most diverse and unpredictable situations in 2016 – including a kitten trapped on … Continue reading…

This column was first published in the Daily Post on Monday 5 June; and is the first of Chief Inspector Leanne Hardy’s new column for the North Wales newspaper.

As summer approaches, it’s so sad to see a circus containing wild animals back on the road.

Most people I speak to across the region can’t believe that – in 2017 – we still face the prospect in North Wales of a travelling circus using wildlife for such entertainment turning up … Continue reading…

A badger has died after becoming trapped in an “indiscriminate and cruel” snare in Llanhamlach, near Brecon.

RSPCA Cymru tended to the badger on 27 May, with the device wrapped tightly around the animal’s body.

Sadly, following independent veterinary inspection, the extent of the badger’s injuries – including a damaged neck – were found to be so bad that he had to be put to sleep to prevent further suffering.

The device was not a self-locking snare, which are illegal. … Continue reading…

An unwell and emaciated ginger cat has been found in the Pontypool area.

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information, after the male cat was spotted by a member of the public in the Griffithstown area of the town.

The cat was not microchipped, so RSPCA Cymru is eagerly seeking to trace an owner for the animal, and to find out how he came to be in such a worrying and emaciated state.

Members of the local community with any relevant … Continue reading…