ASSEMBLY Member for North Wales, Janet Haworth, accompanied RSPCA inspector Kia Thomas on several calls in and around her North Wales region yesterday [30 July].

Throughout the course of a busy day, they dealt with a number of incidents, involving both companion and farm animals.

One such incident centred on a Shetland pony, which had sadly been subject to a suspected stabbing. RSPCA Cymru has launched a separate appeal for information in relation to this incident.

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RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information after the suspected stabbing of a Shetland pony in the Penycae area of Wrexham.

On Wednesday [July 29], the owner of the pony – named Casper – found the animal, at Plas Bennian Road, with a deep wound on its shoulder. It is believed the injury was sustained between 10pm on 28 July and 12.15pm the following day.

RSPCA Inspector Kia Thomas said: “Whilst the cause of this nasty wound is unknown, Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is urging the public to come forward with information after a cat was fatally shot with a pellet gun in the Rumney area of Cardiff.

The shooting occurred on Tuesday 23 June, between 7pm and 8pm.

Attempts were made to remove the pellet through surgery, but the pedigree male cat – named Mishu – sadly died after going into cardiac arrest.

Inspector Kate Parker said: “We urgently wish to track down whoever was responsible for this shocking incident, Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is looking for information following the sad, suspected poisoning of a tabby cat in Rhydyfelin.

The cat, named Popcorn, was staggering, not eating its food and appeared very quiet when it returned home to a property on Oak Street on Thursday (25 June).

Popcorn’s owners took the tabby to a veterinary practice in Talbot Green, where it sadly passed away. Blood tests indicated the cause was anti-freeze poisoning.

A number of suspected poisoning incidents have occurred across South … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information following a suspected cat poisoning in Pontyclun.

The cat, from Stuart Terrace, Talbot Green, and aged 8 to 10 months, was taken to the vets after its owner noticed it appeared disorientated, confused and unable to walk properly.

Sadly, the vet had to put the animal to sleep. Upon examination, it was found the cat had crystalised kidneys and glycol in its urine sample, which would prove consistent with anti-freeze poisoning.

RSPCA inspector Izzi … Continue reading…