An Abertillery couple have been fined after their dog was found straying in a “woeful condition”, with the owners’ failure to secure earlier, urgent treatment causing the crossbreed to suffer.

Both Andrew Morris, 58, and Susan Lillian Morris, 56, pleaded guilty to two Animal Welfare Act offences at Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court last Monday (10 June) concerning the dog, named Tia.

They were tracked down after the stray dog’s microchip was scanned.

Sadly, vets had found the dog to be in … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has come to the aid of a nesting gull based in a busy car park in Llandudno.

An officer from the charity was alerted after reports of an injured gull in the car park of Parc Llandudno in North Wales.

However, the animal welfare charity attended – on 9 June – to find the gull had built a nest containing an egg on a raised island separating four parking spaces.

The car park is very busy – and … Continue reading…

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An RSPCA inspector is set to trek to Everest Base Camp to raise funds for animals in need.

 

Marije Zwager, an inspector based in Exeter, will be taking part in the trek this September with a group of like-minded animal lovers to raise much-needed funds for the RSPCA.

 

Everyday Marije experiences first-hand the cruelty that is inflicted on innocent animals and the work the RSPCA does to prevent this. She says this is why she is pushing herself … Continue reading…

A husband and wife from Mountain Ash narrowly avoided being sent to prison for their failure to meet the needs of 15 Labrador puppies they were selling to unsuspecting members of the public for approximately £450 each.

Darrall Webber, 47, and Sally Webber, 42, of Brynheulog, Mountain Ash both pleaded guilty to two Animal Welfare Act offences on Wednesday (12 June) at Merthyr Magistrates Court.

RSPCA Cymru says the case amounted to a “shocking example of greed and profits being … Continue reading…

A stowaway Balkan Green Lizard from the Island of Kos made an unexpected visit to Wales after finding his way into a holidaymaker’s suitcase.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after holidaymakers from Bridgend returned to their Laleston home to find the lizard in their suitcase. The discovery was made on Thursday 6 June.

The green lizard, approximately 20 centimetres in length, had shed his tail – a common defence mechanism for the species. However, otherwise, he is in good condition despite … Continue reading…