RSPCA Cymru rescued a skewbald horse – believed to be of trotter-type – found to have a serious leg injury, prompting the animal welfare charity to launch a search for the equine’s owner.

Officers were contacted after the horse was seen to be trapped, with water up to their shoulders, in a field off Wentloog Avenue in Cardiff.

The horse was found to be trapped in a reen, and the RSPCA enlisted the help of the South Wales Fire & … Continue reading…

A Pembroke Dock husband and wife have each been a handed suspended jail sentence for the treatment of their pet cat.

Lee Stephen Partridge, 49, and Allison Sarah Partridge, 50, both of Meyrick Street, pleaded guilty to an Animal Welfare Act offence, and were sentenced at Haverfordwest Magistrates’ Court yesterday (10 July).

An RSPCA inspector has said he was “appalled” at the couple’s treatment of their pet cat Frankie, who he said “had the appearance of an 18-year-old cat, despite … Continue reading…

A cat’s leg was left badly broken after being shot with an air rifle near Llanelli.

RSPCA Cymru was notified after the female tortoiseshell cat, named Spot, was shot last Friday (8 June), in the village of Pontyberem.

The cat – aged six – was taken to a veterinary practice, where it was confirmed her leg was broken by an air rifle pellet.

Spot is now set to undergo an operation to have the damaged leg amputated.

Members of the … Continue reading…

An Ebbw Vale resident found an unexpected visitor at their home – after making the shock discovery of a three-foot snake in a kitchen gas meter.

RSPCA officers were alerted after the reptile – a kingsnake – was found in the gas meter of a flat on Mill Terrace in Cwm on Monday (4 June).

An animal collection officer attended the property to rescue the snake, who has now been transferred to a specialist centre in the West Midlands  - … Continue reading…

An urgent search for information has been launched by the RSPCA, following the emergence of a “shocking, disturbing and distressing video” appearing to show a man biting the head off a live pigeon.

Footage shared with the animal welfare charity appears to show a man gaining access to the bird by hitting at its nesting place with a stick.

He then grabs hold of the bird – whose wings are flapping – and seems to bite the head from … Continue reading…