A Pembrokeshire man has been handed a suspended prison sentence and disqualified from keeping animals for five years after his dog was found suffering unnecessarily.

Mark John (04/06/1973) of Market Street, Haverfordwest, was sentenced to 12 weeks imprisonment, suspended for twelve months, 300 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay £600 costs. He was also handed a five-year ban on keeping all animals.

At a hearing at Haverfordwest Magistrates’ Court on 1 July the case was held in the … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information after an injured dog – found with a cord tied around her neck – was dumped near Mold.

The Staffordshire bull terrier was found in the middle of the A5104 road near Treuddyn, Mold, at around 12pm on 19 July. The dog had suffered multiple fractures including the two hind legs and spine and there was also a strangulation ligature cord around her neck.

RSPCA deputy chief inspector Phil Lewis said: “This … Continue reading…

It was thankfully ‘all’s wool that ends wool’ – after a lamb was rescued from a four-foot drain in Bala.

The ram had become stuck down a roadside drain on the main A494 trunk road through Bala and was first discovered at around 10am yesterday (28 July) with the RSPCA called for assistance.

It was thought that the lamb had crawled through a culvert under the road looking for his mother.

RSPCA deputy chief inspector Phil Lewis said: “This lamb … Continue reading…

Looking at these two beautiful dogs – you would have thought they would catch anyone’s eye.

But sadly Marley and Frankie – who are both at RSPCA Newport Animal Centre – are awaiting to find their perfect forever home that will meet their special needs.

Marley, a one-year-old shar-pei, and Frankie, a Staffordshire bull terrier, both have limited visibility – but that certainly doesn’t stop them from being fun-loving pooches.

RSPCA deputy centre manager Kath Logan said Marley and Frankie … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is bracing itself for a surge in calls about animals in need as a heatwave sweeps across England & Wales this week.

Temperatures are expected to hit the mid 30s this week so animal welfare experts and vets are urging pet owners to keep their animals safe and asking the public to take care of wildlife.

RSPCA vet Dr Michael Lazaris said: “It’s really important to take extra care of our pets during the hot weather as heat … Continue reading…