A pair of Milford Haven teenagers have each been given a 12-month referral order, and banned from keeping animals, after admitting to the “horrifying” offence of hitting, clubbing and stabbing a chicken, and setting the helpless animal on fire.

The pair – who cannot be named for legal reasons – stole the chicken from a Milford Haven garden in Pembrokeshire, before subjecting the bird to the acts dubbed by a veterinary surgeon as “gratuitous torture”. Sadly, the chicken has died…. Continue reading…

The horrific discovery of four blood-soaked dead puppies inside a sack has been made in Merthyr Tydfil. 

A council worker found the puppies dumped near a bridge in Pontsarn on Tuesday (19 February), and alerted the RSPCA.

The puppies were found in a sack of dog food, marked “GAIN greyhound 28”.  All were covered in blood – and an RSPCA Cymru inspector says the circumstances are “deeply worrying and suspicious”.

All puppies are lurcher-type, appear to be from the same … 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…

RSPCA Cymru has rescued two ferrets, found running loose at Aberthaw Nature Reserve in South Wales.

The ferrets – one male and one female – are not microchipped, and the RSPCA has launched an appeal for information in the hope of tracking down the owner.

An RSPCA officer was alerted after the ferrets were spotted on Wednesday (9 January).

Inspector Gemma Black was able to rescue the ferrets – who were transferred to the charity’s Merthyr-based clinic for health check, … Continue reading…

An RSPCA appeal has been launched after an emaciated, unwell veteran male dog was found straying in the village of Sutton in Haverfordwest.

The animal welfare charity was alerted after the unneutered  black and tan terrier was found by a member of the public, and taken to a local veterinary practice earlier today (18 December).

Veterinary inspection found a raft of issues with the poor dog – including emaciation, severe halitosis, a swollen face and a large infected mass occupying … Continue reading…