A Llanfyrnach man has been handed a six-month suspended jail sentence for the mistreatment of dozens of equines.

Alun Lloyd of Sunny Hill, Llanfyrnach, was found guilty of nine Animal Welfare Act offences split over two separate cases. He was sentenced on Tuesday (22 December) at Llanelli Magistrates Court, having previously failed to attend court.

In addition to a six-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, Lloyd was disqualified from the keeping and owning of horses for ten years, and … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has responded to more than 500 equine welfare incidents since Wales went into lockdown in March – with the charity warning that further economic downturn could lead to an impending horse welfare catastrophe.

The warning comes as the charity launches its month-long rehoming drive – Adoptober. An appeal has been launched to experienced horse owners across Wales to consider adding a rescue equine to their family, if they’re in a position to do so.

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The RSPCA has raced to the aid of a horse who became caught in barbed wire in Llanelli.

Officers from the animal welfare charity were notified after a member of the public spotted the horse’s plight in fields near the A4138 at Dafen on Saturday June 20.

The horse was half-way over a barbed wire fence, with his foot tangled in some wire netting below. The horse was in great danger of cutting his legs on the barbed wire fencing…. Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has thanked the South Wales Fire & Rescue Service for their help rescuing a bay horse who became trapped up a very narrow, fence-lined, public right of way in Llandough.

The equine escaped through a broken fence in a field on Pen-Y-Turnpike Road – and made the short journey of 150 metres through woodland to the lane. The animal had no room to turn – and is understood to have been stuck there overnight amid thunderstorms.

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Shetland pony Tink was found by the RSPCA alone and up to her tummy in a muddy, wet field – but is now thriving in the charity’s care. 

Tink’s story of triumph over adversity has seen her chosen as the star of the charity’s Christmas video for their festive appeal ‘Stock the Sleigh for the RSPCA’.

In the video, Tiny stars as the little pony who dreams of being a reindeer at Christmas, slipping out of her stable to deliver … Continue reading…