A Caldicot man has been banned from keeping animals for five-years, after he left his dog suffering with chronic and severe skin disease over a prolonged period of time.

Karl Mark Hobday, 49, of Newport Road in Caldicot, pleaded guilty to the Animal Welfare Act offence at Usk Way Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (17 December).

He was banned from keeping animals for five-years, given a 12-month community order with 100 hours of unpaid work, and told to pay £400 in … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru and Jayne Bryant AM are celebrating “great news for dogs” – as Wales becomes the first nation in Great Britain to utilise Variable Message Signs on the road network to highlight the dangers of leaving canine companions locked inside warm vehicles.

The animal welfare charity and the Newport West Assembly Member teamed-up to urge the Welsh Government to include the messaging on signage across Wales during spells of warm weather.

It was confirmed that – from the beginning … Continue reading…

RSPCA Newport Animal Centre “cannot wait” to welcome the public to its annual dog show, BBQ and summer fete on Sunday (7 July).

The Hartridge Farm Road animal centre has organised children’s games, arts, crafts, bric-a-brac, craft stalls, a tombola and more, with the event running from 11am to 3pm.

Entrance is only 50 pence per head, while free parking is available.

Canine companions are invited to take part in the dog show, which will “celebrate dogs of all breeds, … Continue reading…

A black and fawn pug has been found in a Lliswerry Park in a “devastating state” with injuries consistent with dog fighting.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after a member of the public spotted the struggling dog in Black Ash Park in Newport on 12 May.

The dog was unable to walk, and was covered in nasty wounds which vets thought were several days old, and potentially indicated fighting activity.

The pug was rushed to a local veterinary practice, where he … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru rushed to the aid of a cat stuck high up a tree in New Inn – only to find the animal was in fact … a snapped tree branch!

The animal welfare charity was contacted today (8 February) after a member of the public reported seeing a cat, approximately two-storeys from the ground up the tree, amid blustery, windy and potentially hazardous weather conditions. The sighting was made at woodland by Heol Madoc.

It was claimed that the … Continue reading…