RSPCA Cymru is renewing calls to businesses to check any netting daily in case any birds become trapped accidentally.

The call comes after two gulls became trapped in netting on a roof on a business in Penylan, Cardiff on Friday (29 July). One of the gulls had its wing and leg tangled up and was unable to move.

RSPCA inspector Christine McNeil said: “The netting on the flat roof was accessible and was in a good condition, however, one gull … Continue reading…

An underground Pontypool puppy breeder who kept dogs and puppies in “horrific” and “disgusting” conditions has been banned from keeping dogs for life.

Gary Leese (d.o.b 02/01/1981) previously of Pant-y-Pwyddyn Farm, Little Mill, Pontypool, appeared at Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court on Monday (25 June) and pleaded guilty to five charges under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 – two for causing unnecessary suffering and three concerning how animals were kept.

As well as a life ban on keeping dogs he was handed … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a cat was seriously injured by a suspected gin tap near Llandysul.

Ilka dragged herself home with a horrific leg injury, and managed to get back to her garden where her shocked owners found her. They took her straight to the vets, where she was given immediate treatment. Sadly, due to her serious injury her leg was amputated.

RSPCA inspector Keith Hogben said: “Poor Ilka has suffered tremendously and must have ripped herself … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has urged pet owners and farmers to keep their animals cool in the summer heat as temperatures rocket to 29C in some parts of Wales this week.

The weather has been hotting up over the past few days with temperatures set to soar up to 29C in some areas. Whilst we may enjoy the hotter weather, some of our pets and other animals may struggle in the heat.

RSPCA Cymru superintendent Martyn Hubbard said: “There is a very … Continue reading…

Schoolchildren found eighteen unwell baby rabbits abandoned in a box in Wrexham.

They were discovered on the evening of Friday 14 June under a tree near the West Circle.

RSPCA inspector Kia Thomas said a report came in on the following day (Saturday 15 June) after they were kindly taken home by the caller.

She said: “This is a very sad and shocking incident where 18 bunnies were found abandoned in a box under a tree. They were left to … Continue reading…