A Pontardawe father and son have been sentenced after illegally keeping a wild goshawk, and failing to ensure urgent veterinary treatment for the bird’s severely broken wing.

Paul Baker, 67, and Jess Baker, 39 –  pleaded guilty to a number of offences at Swansea Magistrates’ Court last week, including an admission that their actions led to the goshawk suffering unnecessarily.

The pair were sentenced at the court yesterday (16 May), with father Paul banned from keeping any bird for a … Continue reading…

An RSPCA appeal for information has been launched after a cat was found abandoned in a taped-up box on the Parc Nantgarw industrial estate.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after a member of the public found the male black and white cat in the box beside their car – on Heol Y Gamlas – overnight between Monday (14 May) and Tuesday (15 May).

The member of the public was working the night shift, suggesting an attempt may have been made to … Continue reading…

A search for the owner of an African Grey Parrot has been launched, after being found at the school of engineering at Cardiff University.

The bird was found at the University’s Newport Road-based engineering school on Tuesday (6 March).

A microchip was found on the bird, who is now based at the Valley Vets surgery in Cardiff, but the chip – sadly – has not been registered; meaning the owner is unknown. Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, it … Continue reading…

A Wrexham cat faces the shocking prospect of potentially having his leg amputated after getting caught in an illegal gin trap.

The male ginger cat – named Tigger Bob – returned to his Maelor Avenue home in Penycae, with the device trapped to his leg.

It is unclear who put the trap down, or the circumstances behind how the poor cat came to be caught by the gin trap. The incident is believed to have taken place on Wednesday (17 … Continue reading…

Dog owners across Ceredigion are being offered a “fantastic opportunity” to “protect their canine companion” by getting them neutered for just £35.

RSPCA Ceredigion Branch has joined forces with Cardigan-based Priory Vets, at Gwalia Gardens, to offer those eligible for means tested benefits the special offer.

Eligible dog owners can collect vouchers from the Priory Vets Cardigan Surgery between January 8 and January 20, with the voucher valid for the entire calendar year.

Neutering dogs is a great way to … Continue reading…