A woman who starved her pony – despite having bales of hay which she had failed to put down for the animal – has been jailed.

Judith Bedson (DOB 13/01/1967), of Longton Road, Stone, in Staffordshire, was found guilty at a trial last month of two offences – causing unnecessary suffering to the three-year-old piebald cob colt named Apache, between 20 April 2016 and 20 May 2016, and  failing to meet his needs between 20 January 2016 and 20 May … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a pony with a severe injury to her leg was abandoned in a field.

A member of the public reported the pony to the RSPCA after spotting her in an open ploughed field in Whitehouse Lane, in Codsall, South Staffordshire, on Friday, 18 August.

RSPCA inspector Jackie Hickman went to the field and immediately called a vet. Inspector Hickman said: “The poor pony had a large puncture wound to her back left leg, … Continue reading…

A baby foal has been rescued from Snowdonia, after becoming stranded from his mother.

The RSPCA was contacted after the foal followed members of the public down a mountainside on 1 July, near the Coedty Reservoir, above Tal-y-Bont, before collapsing.

It is understood the foal followed a family for approximately four miles, before being carried a further distance by the members of the public after it fell to the ground.

Sadly, after travelling such a distance, there was no way … Continue reading…

Five dead ponies have been found dumped in a Pentyrch ditch – with a pair of trainers potentially offering a clue as to who abandoned their bodies.

The shocking discovery, on Tyn-Y-Coed Road, has prompted an RSPCA Cymru appeal for information, with a pair of blue Adidas trainers found at the scene potentially linked to the incident.

A South Wales Police officer found the equine bodies on 27 May. None of the animals had microchips or could be identified to … Continue reading…

A pony has been saved from certain death after being rescued by RSPCA Cymru from the bottom of a Cardigan sea cliff.

The dramatic rescue – which took place on 18 May, and involved 13 RSPCA officers – has been caught on film, with the pony winched an incredible 80 feet from a shingle bed to safety.

It took place at Gwbert, from a cliff near Cardigan Golf Club. The rescue involved two RSPCA rope rescue teams, cliff rescue … Continue reading…