A Port Talbot woman has been handed a suspended jail term and banned from keeping animals for life after failing to ensure urgent veterinary attention for her dog who was in a “dreadful state”.

Beverly McLaughlan, 52 – of Geifr Road, Margam – pleaded guilty to an Animal Welfare Act offence. She was sentenced at Swansea Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (3 July) after admitting her actions had caused her dog, Misty, to suffer unnecessarily.

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A rabbit who has been searching for a new home for almost SEVEN MONTHS is hoping to find her forever happiness this Rabbit Awareness Week.

Pippa, a white domestic rabbit, was found by a member of the public on a street in Cardiff in November 2017. It was feared the rabbit had been away from home for a long period of time, as she was found with bones visible, and patches of fur missing.

She was given treatment by the … Continue reading…

A Caerphilly man who had anal sex with his two dogs has been handed a suspended prison sentence and banned from keeping animals for a decade in a “landmark” RSPCA prosecution.

Robert Gwynn (d.o.b 04/11/1957), formerly of Merchant Street, Pontlottyn, Caerphilly, pleaded guilty to two offences at Newport Crown Court yesterday (Wednesday 23 May) – one under Section 69 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and the other under Section 9 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

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An elderly Staffordshire bull terrier has been found abandoned amid black bags and a towel down a Maesteg lane.

RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information after the lethargic dog was found in a very poor state, struggling to walk, emaciated and with a growth to the body.

A member of the public found the dog at approximately 11.20am on Wednesday (16 May).

RSPCA officers fear the Staffy, who was wearing a leather studded collar, may have been dumped … Continue reading…

Dog owners and their canine companions have been invited to register for the waggiest and woofiest walkies of the year, as registration opens for June’s hotly-anticipated RSPCA Cymru ‘BIG Walkies LIVE’ in Cardiff.

Entries for the 2018 BIG Walkies LIVE event open today – giving dogs and their owners a unique opportunity to take part in a scenic 2.5-mile (4km) or 1.25mile (2km) walk in Bute Park on Sunday 10 June, alongside hundreds of poochie pals.

Signing-up is easy and … Continue reading…