A Caldicot woman has been handed a 10-year animal ban after failing to appropriately care for 11 horses, and causing unnecessary suffering to two of the horses and a dog.

Kathleen Davidson (d.o.b 06/10/1953) of Newport Road, Caldicot, appeared at Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court on Monday 2 July and pleaded guilty to three offences of the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

They were that she caused unnecessary suffering to a chestnut gelding called Zorro and a chestnut mare called Cassie by failing … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a collapsed gull was found to have been shot with an air rifle.

The gull was found on Friday (July 6) at St Marks church, Wellington Road on the corner with Ffynnongroew Road, in Rhyl.

Pellets inside the bird were found following an x-ray which had caused severe injuries to the bird’s leg. Sadly, the extent of the gull’s injuries meant the bird had to be put to sleep to avoid further suffering…. Continue reading…

A pilot RSPCA scheme that helps children to learn about animal welfare is now being rolled out nationally – and your school could get involved.

For the first time, the learning resources are now available in Welsh and the RSPCA is calling on primary schools in Wales to sign up to the scheme.

Earlier this year, the RSPCA launched a pilot teaching resource, Compassionate Class, for schools in Manchester to encourage children to learn about animal welfare. The aim is … Continue reading…

Fun and games are in store at RSPCA Newport Animal Centre’s upcoming open day.

The annual event, which will take place on Sunday, July 15 from 11am to 3.30pm, will certainly be a fun day for all the family – and their canine pals too.

All funds raised on the day will go straight back into the centre for the rehabilitation and rehoming of the animals in their care. At any one time the centre cares for more than 100 … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a stray tortoise was found in a back garden in Tycroes, Ammanford.

The tortoise – which an independent vets believe to be a Hermann’s tortoise – was found in the Tycroes Road area on Sunday (1 July) at around 5pm.

RSPCA animal welfare officer Paula Milton said: “The caller very kindly took the tortoise in and was monitored before taking the tortoise to a nearby vets. The tortoise is in a good condition … Continue reading…