A Pembrokeshire man has been banned from keeping dogs for life and handed a 24-week custodial sentence – suspended for two years – after he failed to care for 25 Labradors appropriately and allowing them to suffer unnecessary and live in a “filthy and hazardous” environment.

David Thomas (d.o.b 31/12/1944) of Wallis, Ambleston, Haverfordwest, appeared at Haverfordwest Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Monday 14 January) and pleaded guilty to three animal welfare offences.

They were that he failed to provide a suitable … Continue reading…

Could you provide a forever home for a pet mouse?

RSPCA Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre near Colwyn Bay is currently caring for a large amount of pet mice after 40 were abandoned in a box in Chester Oaks in December.

The mice were found by a Connah’s Quay resident who stumbled across a brown cardboard box – with child-like drawings on the side – filled with dozens of live mice. RSPCA Cymru collected the mice, after they were transferred by the … Continue reading…

Sadly for whatever reason – there are always some dogs that take longer to rehome.

And for Storm, an Alaskan Malamute, and Axl, a Huskie, it has been just too long for them – with them waiting several months at RSPCA Newport Animal Centre for the perfect person to come along.

Kennel and cattery supervisor Samantha Richmond said: “Unfortunately Storm and Axl have not had any interest since they came to us at the centre, which is so sad because … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information following a suspected dog attack on a swan in Rhyl.

The swan was found in a collapsed state with a deep injury to its chest near Gwynfryn Avenue, with the RSPCA being notified on Monday (7 January).

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer (ACO) Will Galvin said when he arrived at the scene he could immediately see the swan – an adult – had been badly injured.

ACO Galvin said: “I took the swan to RSPCA … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a Patterdale Cross Terrier type dog was found abandoned wet and cold in a car park in Pontypridd.

The dog – who is black with a white chest and is aged under one year old – was found soaking wet in a travel cage near the car park at Sardis Road on Saturday (5 January). The dog was kindly taken home by a member of the public before the RSPCA took him into … Continue reading…