A pair of Milford Haven teenagers have each been given a 12-month referral order, and banned from keeping animals, after admitting to the “horrifying” offence of hitting, clubbing and stabbing a chicken, and setting the helpless animal on fire.

The pair – who cannot be named for legal reasons – stole the chicken from a Milford Haven garden in Pembrokeshire, before subjecting the bird to the acts dubbed by a veterinary surgeon as “gratuitous torture”. Sadly, the chicken has died…. Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is issuing an urgent warning to dog owners to ensure their pets are kept on a lead around livestock and wildlife.

The warning comes ahead of the predicted good weather for the Easter bank holiday weekend and after a large scale operation in Mathry, Pembrokeshire, which saw rescuers safely remove 65 sheep from cliffs. The sheep were believed to have been scared over the cliffs by a dog. The complex and long operation took more than two weeks … Continue reading…

A new multipurpose barn will be officially unveiled at RSPCA Bryn-y-Maen at a special family fun day on Sunday, 28 April.

The Friends of RSPCA Bryn-y-Maen open day will take place between 11am and 3pm and promises to be lots of fun for all the family, with the event including refreshments, a tombola, raffle and children education workshops – which will include art and crafts an animal care corner and a scavenger hunt.

There will also be a special fundraiser … Continue reading…

A rescue operation to safely remove a further 23 sheep trapped on sea cliffs in Pembrokeshire has been completed by the RSPCA.

The operation began on Monday 1 April and has been described as the “most technical rescue”, involving 65 sheep which have been successfully rescued. The sheep were on cliffs around 70-80 metres high and had spread over a wide area in groups. It was thought that the large flock had been scared over the cliffs by a dog…. Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information to try and track down the owner of a thin and unwell dog that was found at Llanwern, Newport.

The male Staffordshire bull terrier cross stray was found by a member of the public yesterday (Monday 8 April) at Llanwern and due to concerns with his health he was taken to a local vets. The RSPCA were then called.

RSPCA inspector Simon Evans said: “This dog had difficulty walking and was shaking and is … Continue reading…