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…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a badly-injured skewbald stallion was found on Cardiff’s Rover Way.

The horse is some 15-hands high and was found with wounds to both flanks which had been inappropriately treated with iodine spray.

Sadly, the stallion, thought to be aged around 15, was found with ulcers in both eyes, lacerations to his body and was lame on his left hind. He was found to be roaming the street, lethargic and clearly in great pain … Continue reading…

An appeal for information has been launched after the reported theft of a horse which was subject to RSPCA enquiries.

The horse had collapsed in Cardiff’s city centre in front of crowds of people on April 20.

RSPCA Cymru attended the scene, while Police enlisted the support of a Pontardawe-based animal sanctuary to move the animal and provide boarding while investigations continued.

The equine was subsequently signed into the care of the RSPCA by the owners – however, before the … Continue reading…