As the Uefa Champions League finals come to South Wales, RSPCA Newport Animal Centre is urgently seeking a new home for a football-loving dog.

George, a tan and white cross breed, is seeking a second chance of happiness after coming into RSPCA care. His previous owner was prosecuted for Animal Welfare Act offences.

The dog was collected by a local authority dog warden in December, at which time his ribs, spine and hips were visible, he was covered in urine, … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru rescued 1,843 cats throughout Wales during 2016, and the charity is bracing itself for an “influx” into its centres over the summer months.

Newly-released data suggests the RSPCA is rescuing more than five cats across Wales every single day, and the traditionally busiest period of the year is now to follow for the charity.

The summer period is typically considered ‘kitten season’ – and, sadly, this can mean an influx of cats and kittens at RSPCA centres.

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Five dead ponies have been found dumped in a Pentyrch ditch – with a pair of trainers potentially offering a clue as to who abandoned their bodies.

The shocking discovery, on Tyn-Y-Coed Road, has prompted an RSPCA Cymru appeal for information, with a pair of blue Adidas trainers found at the scene potentially linked to the incident.

A South Wales Police officer found the equine bodies on 27 May. None of the animals had microchips or could be identified to … Continue reading…

A man who admitted bludgeoning a cat to death at a Betws y Coed hotel has today (31 May) been handed a suspended prison sentence.

Dylan Marcus Edwards (d.o.b 4/2/1967), of Llanrwst had previously pleaded guilty to the charge of causing a cat unnecessary suffering, at Llandudno Magistrates Court on Tuesday 23 May.

Sentencing took place at the same court today. He was given an 18-week prison sentence, suspended for a two-year period. In addition, Edwards was disqualified from owning … Continue reading…

An urgent call for information has been launched by RSPCA Cymru, after an illegal gin trap severely injured a Gwynedd cat.

The cat – named Oreo – was found in Rhostrehwfa, with his paw trapped in the device on 17 May.

It is thought the cat dragged himself to a local property, after the horrific trap closed around his paw.

The trap was removed by a neighbour using bolt cutters, and the cat taken for veterinary treatment. Sadly, his paw … Continue reading…