An Aberdare man has been sent to prison and banned from keeping animals for 10 years after he was caught on CCTV intentionally throwing two rabbits into a grass verge – then driving off and leaving the hutch behind.

Gavin Huw Towells (d.o.b 31/05/1980) of Coed Cae, Cwmbach, Aberdare, appeared at Merthyr Magistrates’ Court today (20 February) and pleaded guilty to three offences.

They were that he caused unnecessary suffering to a tricolour female dutch rabbit and a brown female … Continue reading…

A three-legged cat believed to have been poisoned was found on Wrexham Industrial Estate.

RSPCA Cymru was notified after the collapsed black and white adult cat was found by a passer-by on Wednesday (13 February), having a fit.

The animal welfare charity rushed the cat to a local independent veterinary practice – who sadly made the decision to put the cat to sleep to prevent further suffering. A microchip was not evident, meaning the RSPCA have – as of yet … Continue reading…

An RSPCA officer arrived to their van after tending to horse welfare issues – only to find their windscreen had been smashed in broad daylight.

RSPCA inspector Christine McNeil returned to her van on Wentloog Avenue in Cardiff, last Thursday (7 February), to find the act of vandalism had been committed. The windscreen was smashed between 5pm and 5.30pm.

The animal welfare charity say the incident underlines the “challenging, difficult conditions and circumstances” which they face while on the frontline … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a dead dog was found buried in woodland in Newport.

RSPCA inspector Emma Smith was approached by a walker when she was visiting RSPCA Newport Animal Centre who alerted her to the sad discovery.

The walker then showed her where the dog had been found – on a woodland walk a few minutes away from the Hartridge Road animal centre down a trail which was adjacent to a golf club.

Inspector Smith said: … Continue reading…

A kitten that was stuck up a wooden telegraph pole in Carway, Kidwelly after being chased up there by a dog has been safely rescued.

The eight month old tabby and white cat – named Nala – became stuck on Monday evening and the RSPCA was contacted when she wasn’t able to get down. Due to the height and nature of the pole, the fire service were called to assist, with a crew from Pontyates fire station attending Bron Gwendraeth … Continue reading…