RSPCA has launched an urgent appeal for information amid fears a badly-injured dog found in Abercynon has been used in badger digging or dog fighting activity. 

The animal welfare charity was alerted after the dog was found near the Pontcynon Industrial Estate on Sunday (8 July).

Severe injuries have been found across the body of the border terrier, who was “visibly in a huge amount of pain”.

The dog was covered in bite wounds, the most prominent of which 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…

A Port Talbot woman has been handed a suspended jail term and banned from keeping animals for life after failing to ensure urgent veterinary attention for her dog who was in a “dreadful state”.

Beverly McLaughlan, 52 – of Geifr Road, Margam – pleaded guilty to an Animal Welfare Act offence. She was sentenced at Swansea Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (3 July) after admitting her actions had caused her dog, Misty, to suffer unnecessarily.

McLaughlan’s dog – a female black … Continue reading…

An RSPCA Cymru staff member locked himself in a hot car to experience the dangers dogs face when left in vehicles in warmer conditions.

RSPCA media relations officer Chris O’Brien spent just over 26 minutes locked in a stationary vehicle last Friday (29 June) – and the temperature sky-rocketed from 23.3°C to more than 57°C degrees.

The video – shot over a series of updates – shows the temperature inside the car increase to over 35°C after five minutes, 43.6°C … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has thanked local firefighters and an Openreach engineer, after a feral cat had to be removed from the bonnet of a parked van in Cardiff.

The animal welfare charity had been alerted after a member of the public found the cat, motionless on the floor and covered in mud, in the early hours of June 14. It was understood that an incident took place where the cat had been involved in a road traffic collision on Caerau Lane, … Continue reading…