The RSPCA received more than 300 reports of abandoned animals across Wales last winter* and is worried a surge in pet ownership could result in more unwanted animals this year.

Last winter*, the charity received 4,650 reports of abandoned animals including 316 in Wales. The highest number of reports coming from Cardiff (38), Swansea (28) and Rhonnda Cynon Taff (26) – full table below. Of these reports were six rabbits abandoned in a box in Cardiff in February and Eggnog … Continue reading…

A male pit-bull type dog has been found dead in a lake in Trefil near Tredgegar with a “gruesome” shot wound to his head.

The sad discovery was made on Sunday (29 November) by a member of the public who called the RSPCA. The dog was found with his head submerged in the water of the lake which is near the Tafarn Ty Uchaf in Trefil – a few miles from Tredegar.

RSPCA inspector Simon Evans said: “This poor pit-bull … Continue reading…

He may be missing a full pout – but that doesn’t stop Fig giving you a big sloppy kiss!

Fig – the patterdale terrier type dog – was taken in by the RSPCA last month after he was found with horrific injuries to his mouth, jaw and lips which were suspected to have been caused by badger baiting.

An information appeal was launched after he wandered into a yard at Painscastle covered in mud, extremely thirsty and with severe injuries … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a young fox is suspected to have died from poisoning in Cardiff.

The animal welfare charity was alerted to the animal by a member of the public who found the fox in a collapsed state in the area of Pant-Y-Caerau, Church Road in Pentyrch.

Sadly when RSPCA inspector Gemma Cooper attended the location on 12 November, the fox had died.

“The symptoms presented by the fox before death would suggest that he died … Continue reading…

A Mold man has been sentenced to 20 weeks imprisonment after he was found guilty of badger baiting and causing dogs to suffer with their injuries.

Damien Sweeney (d.o.b 02/11/1986) of Maes Glyndwr, Treuddyn, Mold, was found guilty on 12 charges – eight under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and four under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 – at an October trial.

Eight of the charges were that he caused unnecessary suffering to two dogs – a female tan … Continue reading…