A court has ordered that a Cardiff woman must never keep animals again after she breached a ten-year ban for keeping guinea pigs amid piled-up filth in a ‘squalid’ bedroom.

Barbara Herbert, of Beverley Close in the Llanishen/Lisvane area of the city, initially came to the attention of the RSPCA after guinea pigs were found to be kept in entirely inappropriate conditions in the upstairs bedroom, amid a foot-and-a-half of piled-up straw and debris, which took a whole day to … Continue reading…

Two poorly cats have been found dumped in a soaking wet cardboard box on an Ogmore Vale cycle track.

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a member of the public and their dog stumbled across the box while out walking on 29 September.

The box contained two terrified black cats – who were struggling with fur loss and sore skin. The cats are now in the care of the RSPCA’s Llys Nini branch following urgent veterinary care and pain … Continue reading…

A black and fawn pug has been found in a Lliswerry Park in a “devastating state” with injuries consistent with dog fighting.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after a member of the public spotted the struggling dog in Black Ash Park in Newport on 12 May.

The dog was unable to walk, and was covered in nasty wounds which vets thought were several days old, and potentially indicated fighting activity.

The pug was rushed to a local veterinary practice, where he … Continue reading…

Approximately 400 humans and hundreds of dogs took over Bute Park on Saturday (May 18) as the hotly-anticipated Big Walkies Live returned to Cardiff.

The event marked a “celebration of dogs of all shapes and sizes” – as canines and their owners enjoyed two scenic walk routes through the beautiful surroundings of the central Cardiff-based park.

Attendees also savoured the Big Walkies Live event village – including entertainment from Radio Cardiff 98.7FM DJs Wyburn & Wayne, plus refreshments, stalls and … Continue reading…

A tiny, four-week-old kitten was saved from a state of desperation after becoming trapped amid very large rock boulders on the breakwater on Towyn beach.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the members of the public heard meows at the boulders adjacent to a cycle path – though the cat could not be seen.

Officers from the charity made three separate visits to the site to secure necessary access to the kitten.

RSPCA officers first nicknamed the kitten ‘Rocky’; and later … Continue reading…