RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information following allegations of a dog beating incident on the streets of Pontypool.

The animal welfare charity has received reports alleging that a man has kicked and punched a small dog in the town.

Accusations have been made that the black dog has been beaten over a number of weeks – but the RSPCA urgently need any eye-witness testimony which may exist from witnesses.

Christine McNeil, RSPCA inspector, said: “We understand the great … Continue reading…

An urgent search for the owner of a dog has been launched – after he was hit by several cars on the A472 yesterday morning (6 November), near Pontypool roundabout.

The male chihuahua-cross dog was collected by the RSPCA having gone under a car on the A road.

Sadly, the dog is believed to have been struck by a number of vehicles after venturing into the road, and is carrying a bad head injury and likely broken hind legs. He … 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…

The RSPCA has launched an urgent search for the owner of a three-legged cat, found dumped in a recycling bin, covered with fleas and ticks, in Pontypool.

Charity staff were contacted when the cat was found in the South Wales town last Wednesday (14 November).

Shockingly, a member of the public reported finding the cat inside a recycling bin.

The cat is not microchipped – and has been in the RSPCA’s care since being collected from Pontypool.

Anyone with information … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information amid fears that a dog was poisoned in the Pontypool area.

The animal welfare charity has been alerted after the male beagle dog, named Rolo, was found to be seriously unwell on 8 November, and was taken to a local veterinary practice by the owner.

Sadly, the extent of the dog’s condition meant the vets advised the dog be put to sleep to prevent further suffering. Vets believed that Rolo was exhibiting signs consistent … Continue reading…