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…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was hanged from a motorway bridge over the M62, leaving his owner ‘devastated’.


The charity was called by police and attended the scene at around 12noon on Sunday (30 September).


RSPCA inspector Thomas Hutton said: “Police, along with the Highways Agency and local fire and rescue service, had already got the cat down when I arrived.


“The male black and white ragdoll cat had been hanged using a … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat with an injury to his tail was abandoned in Marholm near Peterborough.

It appears the young male cat had been taken to a vet by his owner, as when the RSPCA investigated the location where the cat was found, they discovered a vet bandage along with part of the poor cat’s tail.

The RSPCA attended the incident on Sunday August 5 and collected the cat, who was hiding in a barn … Continue reading…

A cat shooting in Abertillery has prompted RSPCA Cymru to launch an appeal for information.

Simba, a ginger and white male cat, was found shot near shops in the vicinity of Tillery Road on Monday (6 August). The shooting is believed to have taken place shortly before 8pm.

Veterinary inspection confirmed the cat had been shot. Simba was understandably distressed when taken to a veterinary practice, with blood pouring from chest wounds and the left foreleg unusable.

The shooting was … 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…