An RSPCA appeal has been launched after a Pontyclun cat lost his leg after being shot by a pellet gun.

The animal welfare charity was alerted after the black domestic cat – named Maunzi – returned to his home on Bridgend Road with a pellet in his leg.

Maunzi was taken to a local veterinary practice, where the pellet was removed. The cat’s leg later had to be amputated due to the extent of the injuries.

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A South Wales cat was rescued in the early hours of the morning, after getting his head stuck in a commercial rat trap in Langstone.

The animal welfare charity was contacted at 2.25am on Wednesday (January 9) – with the cat found near Langstone’s Premier Inn in Newport.

RSPCA officers work around the clock for animals in need – and within an hour, an inspector had rescued the cat and transferred him to a veterinary practice, where the rat box … Continue reading…

Two cats named after a famous comedy duo hope today’s launch of a new movie could aid their search for a new forever home.

Stanley Laurel and Oliver Hardy are brother cats, and currently based at the RSPCA’s Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre at Upper Colwyn Bay.

The siblings’ search for forever home happiness comes as a new film Stan & Ollie, starring Steve Coogan and John C Reilly, hits UK cinemas today.

Stanley and Oliver came into the RSPCA’s care in … Continue reading…

Commenting on a Welsh Government announcement, from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, that £5million has been made available via the Rural Development Programme to help sheep scab in Wales, RSPCA farm animal specialist John Avizienius said:

“Sheep scab can cause sheep severe discomfort and distress – and lead to further problems if not identified and dealt with quickly.

“This £5million investment from the Welsh Government – via the Rural Development Programme – is hugely … Continue reading…

A Cwmbran man has been disqualified from keeping any animal for five years after failing to provide urgent veterinary care for a Staffordshire bull terrier, who was riddled with fleas, had chronic ear disease and serious skin problems.

Philip James Ellis, 41, of Beaumaris Houses, Llanyravon, pleaded guilty to two Animal Welfare Act offences at Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court on Monday (7 January).

He was also fined £120 and told to pay £85 in costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

The … Continue reading…