A Pontardawe father and son have been sentenced after illegally keeping a wild goshawk, and failing to ensure urgent veterinary treatment for the bird’s severely broken wing.

Paul Baker, 67, and Jess Baker, 39 –  pleaded guilty to a number of offences at Swansea Magistrates’ Court last week, including an admission that their actions led to the goshawk suffering unnecessarily.

The pair were sentenced at the court yesterday (16 May), with father Paul banned from keeping any bird for a … Continue reading…

Cat owners in Pontardawe have been urged to be cautious, following concerns of suspected cat poisoning incidents in the local area.

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a local resident – Muslimah Miah – recently lost her cat Lily, who was little over one-year-old. A toxicology report, from a local veterinary practice, confirmed the poisoning.

Miss Miah lost another cat to a poisoning 18 months ago, whilst a neighbour’s cat is also understood to have gone through the same … Continue reading…