Merthyr is set to become the only area in Wales where a council-ban on the release of sky lanterns is not in force.

RSPCA Cymru has long campaigned for a ban on the release of sky lanterns, which can have deadly consequences for pets, farm animals and wildlife.

Sky lanterns – which are lifted into the air via an open flame heat source – can be ingested by animals, or cause entanglement or entrapment. This can lead to unsuspecting animals … Continue reading…

A woman has been banned from keeping animals for 10 years, after abandoning a terrier dog and leaving him to starve to death at a Deeside property. 

Debra Teresa Peet (d.o.b 24/10/1962), of Shotton, admitted causing the dog – named Benji – to suffer unnecessarily, with an RSPCA inspector expressing sadness at the “shocking disregard for a fellow living creature”.

Shocking images show the collapsed terrier dog, with bones visible across his skin. He had starved to death, falling amid … Continue reading…