Two cats were left alone in a filthy Port Talbot property for two weeks – costing one his life – in a “shocking example” of animal neglect, with the defendant handed a suspended prison sentence.

Celia Hart, aged 54, of Geifr Road, Margam, Port Talbot, pleaded guilty to two Animal Welfare Act offences at Swansea Magistrates Court and was sentenced on Tuesday (24 April).

Her two cats – Domino and Moses – were left alone in the home, described by … Continue reading…

A black cat has been rescued from a tight squeeze – after getting their neck badly caught-up in netting between two Port Talbot properties.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted on Saturday (14 April) after a member of the public saw the panicked cat thrashing around and constrained by green netting adjacent to two walls.

An RSPCA animal welfare officer attended Trefelin Crescent, and was able to cut the terrified moggy free from the netting.

Fortunately, the cat was not injured from … Continue reading…

A runaway tortoise has been reunited with their Brackla-based owner, after being spotted walking up a path by a member of the public who was heading to the local shops.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the spur-thighed (Testudo graeca) tortoise was found strolling up a pathway on Tuesday April 3.

He had escaped after sneaking through the soft part of a fence panel in the garden of the home of his owner, Karen. The 12-year-old tortoise, named George, was missing … Continue reading…

The dead body of a cat has been found in a green wheelie bin in the Newbridge area.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the body of a soaking wet, dead black and white cat was found alongside beer cans and faeces in a wheelie bin in the vicinity of Church Road and Thorne Avenue in the area.

The charity has urged anyone with information linked to the incident to contact their inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

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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…