A Tonypandy man has been handed a suspended jail sentence and banned from keeping animals after admitting interference with a badger sett. 

Matthew Howell Jones, 38, of Jones Street, also admitted failing to get urgent veterinary treatment for his dog, with the black terrier struggling with “very worrying” injuries that vets say are consistent with an encounter with a badger, or other wild animal.

His dog had alopecia and skin lesions, caused by sarcoptic mange – with a wound to … Continue reading…

A striking image of penguins walking in the Falkland Islands – captured by a youngster from West Wales – has been awarded Runner Up prize in the Under 12s category of the prestigious RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2019. 

`March of the Penguins’  was taken by 8-year-old Michael Johnson-Browne from Haverfordwest, whose award-winning photo was singled out from thousands of entries.

Youngsters aged up to 18 years old had been invited to capture the animal kingdom on camera or a mobile … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has issued urgent advice to the public about what to do if they see a struggling seal on a beach – after “well-meaning” members of the public returned one to waters in Pembrokeshire.

RSPCA Cymru’s plea follows the rescue of the moulted grey seal pup from Castlemartin beach in Pembroke on Wednesday (25 September).

The rescue of the seal was completed by Welsh Marine Life Rescue (WMLR). It is understood the pup was one they had earlier sought … Continue reading…

An urgent appeal for information has been launched by RSPCA Cymru after three equines were found on the hillside at Wolfscastle in Haverfordwest.

Officers from the animal welfare charity were contacted after the horses were spotted by a member of the public on Sunday (8 September).

The horses – one Shetland, and two Welsh Section B type – are now in the care of the RSPCA as the search for an owner continues.

Anyone with information about where they may … Continue reading…

One of Britain’s holy islands was the unusual site for the rescue of an oil-stricken peregrine falcon.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted after the falcon was found by a part-time resident of the island on Sunday (25 August).

Caldey Island has a population of approximately 40 residents, and is home to varying numbers of Cistercian monks.

The falcon was returned safely to Tenby, and collected by RSPCA Cymru. He has now been transferred to RSPCA West Hatch Wildlife Centre in Somerset … Continue reading…