The RSPCA has launched an appeal for information after TWO hamsters were found abandoned at a Merthyr Tydfil property.

Officers from the animal welfare charity were contacted after a shocked member of the public found a hamster on their doorstep at 9.20am on Tuesday (9 October), on Tramroad Terrace in the South Wales town.

There was a little bit of sawdust in the Groundwork-branded box, but no food or drink. The words “hamster inside” were scrawled across the top of … Continue reading…

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…

Two North Wales men have been handed a suspended jail term after a cat was tossed high into the air like a rugby ball, in a “cruel, dangerous and callous prank”.

Joshua Weir, 27 – of Linden Drive, Prestatyn – and Lewis Brereton, 26 – of Bryntirion Avenue, Rhyl – both admitted causing the cat unnecessary suffering on or before 21 July.

Shocking video footage, captured by Brereton, shows Weir tossing the cat high into the air in a … Continue reading…

Cardiff Council has been urged by the RSPCA not to exclude dogs from marked sports pitches within the local authority area.

The council is currently consulting on a Public Spaces Protection Order for the area, including proposed new controls around dogs.

RSPCA Cymru fears banning dogs from marked sports pitches – as proposed – could risk demonising responsible owners and their pets.

The animal welfare charity has called on the Council to strive towards “integrated communities, with responsible pet and … Continue reading…

Electronic roadside signage in Wales will soon display messages highlighting the dangers of leaving canine companions in hot cars – and has been lauded as “great news for dogs” by a delighted RSPCA Cymru.

Correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport confirms that the Welsh Government will look to accommodate the messaging when signs are not being used for operational purposes.

RSPCA campaigners urge members of the public to dial 999 if they see a dog in distress … Continue reading…