As temperatures continue to soar across Wales, RSPCA Cymru has received a further 51 calls over the previous three days about members of the public concerned about animals kept in hot environments.

Throughout England and Wales, the total number of calls to the RSPCA amounted to 562 – with the clear majority understood to relate to dogs left in hot vehicles.

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RSPCA Cymru continues to warn members of … Continue reading…

A Newport man has been banned from keeping animals for two years after he failed to maintain the coats of two Persian cats.

Paul Reynolds (d.o.b 22/03/1962) of Alexandra Road, Newport admitted two Animal Welfare Act 2006 charges at Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court on Monday (25 June).

The extent of the cat’s ungroomed fur was so bad that one – named Jose – suffered unnecessarily, with Reynolds’ lack of care resulting in severe dermatitis.

Jose had been taken to Reynolds’ own … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information after a very thin maine coon  cat with matted fur and a badly damaged mouth was found in the Barry area.

A member of the public expressed concern after seeing the tabby and white cat in a very poor condition on 16 June. The cat was microchipped – but it is understood the details registered to the chip are out of date.

However, investigations by RSPCA officers suggest the cat was owned … Continue reading…

A one-week-old lurcher-type puppy whose eyes were still closed has been found in a cardboard box in a Wrexham alley-way.

The report was made to the RSPCA by a member of the public, who says the puppy was found alone, with a blanket in the box outside their back gate on Queen Street in Ruabon on Tuesday evening (26 June).

RSPCA officers rescued the tiny brown puppy, who was somewhat lethargic – and is now being cared for by a … 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…