THE RSPCA has faced another horrific year of cruelty cases across Wales.

The RSPCA’s annual figures for 2014 show that there has been a rise in the number of complaints investigated from 11,372 in 2013 to 11,740.*

A shocking 1,389 of these complaints in 2014 involved deliberate and often violent cruelty being inflicted on animals. This was up from 1,264 in 2013. These complaints include beatings, fighting related, improper killing, poisoning, trapping and mutilation.

RSPCA Cymru superintendent Martyn Hubbard said: … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a dead dog was found in Caerphilly.

The RSPCA was called by a member of the public following the discovery at the bottom of Bowls Lane on Thursday [16 April].

It is unknown what happened to the dog and it is not clear how the dog died as it is unknown whether the injuries were caused before death or from animal predation.

RSPCA inspector Selina Chan said: “We are appealing … Continue reading…

ASSEMBLY Member for South Wales East, William Graham, accompanied RSPCA inspector Christine McNeil on calls across his region yesterday [16 April].

During the day they dealt with several calls in regards to responsible ownership and abandonment and issued the appropriate advice.

William Graham AM said: “It was a brilliant day out with a dedicated and well trained inspector who was really knowledgeable about animals and superb at dealing with the public. The day was a real eye opener into the … Continue reading…

A YOUNG otter found in a back garden has been taken into RSPCA care.

The male otter was found by a member of public this morning in their garden at Maes Y Glyn, Lower Brynamman, Ammanford.

RSPCA animal welfare officer Paula Milton said: “A member of the public found the young otter in their back garden where her cats and dogs looked as though they were about to attack it.

“The caller caught it in a coal sack then took … Continue reading…

THE eight puppies who were abandoned in a Deeside litter bin are turning into little explorers.

The puppies – three male and five female – were found in a black rubbish bin by children on 6 March on Chester Road East, Queensferry, Deeside just before 4pm. The pups were so young some of them had their umbilical cords still attached.

But despite a traumatic start to life – thanks to care by RSPCA fosterers – the puppies are growing up … Continue reading…