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 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…

A one-week-old lurcher-type puppy whose eyes were still closed has been found in a cardboard box in a Wrexham alley-way.

The report was made to the RSPCA by a member of the public, who says the puppy was found alone, with a blanket in the box outside their back gate on Queen Street in Ruabon on Tuesday evening (26 June).

RSPCA officers rescued the tiny brown puppy, who was somewhat lethargic – and is now being cared for by a … Continue reading…

A large brown mastiff-type dog has been found dead in a shopping trolley wrapped in a duvet which was left on a Cardiff pathway.

RSPCA Cymru was notified by a member of the public, who made the awful discovery on Sunday (24 June) – at approximately 4.55pm.

The dog – who had a swollen stomach – was found on a pathway off Jim Driscoll Way, leading to Avondale Gardens, running alongside the River Taff. An RSPCA inspector has said being … Continue reading…

A Caerphilly man who had anal sex with his two dogs has been handed a suspended prison sentence and banned from keeping animals for a decade in a “landmark” RSPCA prosecution.

Robert Gwynn (d.o.b 04/11/1957), formerly of Merchant Street, Pontlottyn, Caerphilly, pleaded guilty to two offences at Newport Crown Court yesterday (Wednesday 23 May) – one under Section 69 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and the other under Section 9 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

The man was … Continue reading…