RSPCA Cymru rescued a skewbald horse – believed to be of trotter-type – found to have a serious leg injury, prompting the animal welfare charity to launch a search for the equine’s owner.

Officers were contacted after the horse was seen to be trapped, with water up to their shoulders, in a field off Wentloog Avenue in Cardiff.

The horse was found to be trapped in a reen, and the RSPCA enlisted the help of the South Wales Fire & … Continue reading…

An RSPCA animal welfare officer (AWO) says the moment she returned a rehabilitated fox to the wild marked “one of the best parts” of her job. 

RSPCA officer Paula Milton was contacted after the fox cub was found collapsed in Pontardawe on 22 June, having been involved in a road traffic collision.

The cub came into the care of the RSPCA, but fortunately was found to have no broken bones and only two wounds to one of her back legs…. Continue reading…

RSPCA has launched an urgent appeal for information amid fears a badly-injured dog found in Abercynon has been used in badger digging or dog fighting activity. 

The animal welfare charity was alerted after the dog was found near the Pontcynon Industrial Estate on Sunday (8 July).

Severe injuries have been found across the body of the border terrier, who was “visibly in a huge amount of pain”.

The dog was covered in bite wounds, the most prominent of which was … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has awarded an honour to one of the founders of a wildlife rescue in Wales.

Michael Sharratt, of Whitland, has dedicated his life to wildlife welfare for over 50 years. He helped to set up the badger group in West Wales, known as Badger Watch and Rescue Dyfed, and is still an active member.

He was awarded the prestigious Queen Victoria Silver Award at a star studded ceremony at the Royal Society in London, hosted by Alastair Stewart … Continue reading…

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…