A lapwing was found in Barry with puncture wounds under her wings, in a feared shooting incident.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted after the wading bird was found at Dow Corning, on Cardiff Road, in Barry.

A member of the public had found the bird badly injured and unable to fly on the evening of Thursday 17 January, and phoned the RSPCA the following day.

RSPCA Cymru attended that day, and took the bird into their care.

Sadly, veterinary examination found … Continue reading…

A husband and wife from Kidwelly have been given suspended prison sentences, after failing to meet the needs of dozens of ponies, with three discovered in a collapsed, dilapidated barn – and desperate to escape.

Stan Strelley, 48, and Heather Strelley, 48, both of Carway, Kidwelly, both admitted four Animal Welfare Act offences at Llanelli Magistrates Court yesterday (31 January).

Both were banned from keeping ponies and horses for five years – and cannot appeal this ban for a period … Continue reading…

A “groundswell of opinion” supports ending the use of wild animals in circuses in Wales, as 97% of respondents to a Welsh Government consultation back long-standing RSPCA calls for a legislative ban.

RSPCA Cymru has long led the campaign to ban the use of wild animals in circuses – and has labelled this latest development another “positive step” towards outlawing this practice.

The Welsh Government has today (30 January) announced that more than 6,500 responded to the consultation, with 97% … Continue reading…

An RSPCA appeal has been launched after an emaciated, unwell veteran male dog was found straying in the village of Sutton in Haverfordwest.

The animal welfare charity was alerted after the unneutered  black and tan terrier was found by a member of the public, and taken to a local veterinary practice earlier today (18 December).

Veterinary inspection found a raft of issues with the poor dog – including emaciation, severe halitosis, a swollen face and a large infected mass occupying … Continue reading…

The future of 137 animals has been safeguarded, after RSPCA Cymru took part in a multi-agency operation at a North Wales animal sanctuary on Tuesday (27 November), which saw a “Noah’s Ark” of animals removed from the site.

Pet, farm, exotic and wild animals were all taken from Capricorn Animal Rescue, in Padeswood, near Mold.

The intervention follows a Charity Commission statutory inquiry into Capricorn, following continued concerns about the sustainability and management of the charity.

Guy Hollander of Mazars … Continue reading…