A South Wales man has been jailed for eight weeks, after the serious neglect of four dogs.

Matthew Kensole Stoneman (d.o.b 04/01/1988), now of Aberfan Fawr, Aberfan, was found guilty of three Animal Welfare Act offences, after his four dogs were found in a dirty kennel full of urine and faeces in October 2017.

Stoneman, 30, had been evicted from the Bedw Road property in Bedlinog some weeks previously, and had been keeping the dogs at his old house whilst … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed news that the Welsh Government is working to increase the maximum prison sentence which can be handed down to those convicted of animal cruelty.

The Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths has announced that officials from Wales will be working with the UK Government, which has today submitted a draft animal welfare bill for the consideration of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee.

It is anticipated that this will … Continue reading…

An American Bulldog who came into the RSPCA’s care in a “horrendous, emaciated” condition is still searching for a second chance of happiness in a new forever home.

Kia – who is a largely white dog – was one of two malnourished American bulldogs spotted by members of the public at a South Wales property earlier this year. Her body was skeletal-like, with bones across her body protruding against her skin.

Both dogs were signed into the charity’s care in … Continue reading…

The Welsh Government must increase the maximum sentences which can be handed down to those convicted for animal cruelty, or risk treating animal cruelty as a far less serious offence, compared to neighbouring England.

RSPCA has long campaigned for an increase to the maximum sentence available for those convicted of animal abuse. A recent announcement by the UK Government confirmed that an increase – from six months imprisonment, to five years – would be made.

The charity has now learned … Continue reading…

A Wrexham woman has been banned from keeping animals for life after admitting offences against four dogs, two cats and four kittens.

Ms Adele Ankers (d.o.b 13/12/1977), of Heol Maelor, Coedpoeth, pleaded guilty to Animal Welfare Act offences, concerning two German Shepherds, two terrier dogs, two cats and four kittens.

Ankers’ neglect resulted in four of the animals suffering unnecessarily – two German Shepherds, named Bonny and Lennon; and two terriers, named Marley and Marvin. She also admitted failing to … Continue reading…