RSPCA Cymru has launched a search for the owner of an emaciated Shetland pony left in an “awful condition” on land adjacent to the A48 in the Coedkernew vicinity.

The animal welfare charity was notified after concerns from members of the public, who had seen the pony struggling to move.

An officer attended, and found a black Shetland pony unable to properly walk or stand-up, who was lame on their hind legs. The pony’s hips and spine could be easily … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a pony with a severe injury to her leg was abandoned in a field.

A member of the public reported the pony to the RSPCA after spotting her in an open ploughed field in Whitehouse Lane, in Codsall, South Staffordshire, on Friday, 18 August.

RSPCA inspector Jackie Hickman went to the field and immediately called a vet. Inspector Hickman said: “The poor pony had a large puncture wound to her back left leg, … Continue reading…

Five dead ponies have been found dumped in a Pentyrch ditch – with a pair of trainers potentially offering a clue as to who abandoned their bodies.

The shocking discovery, on Tyn-Y-Coed Road, has prompted an RSPCA Cymru appeal for information, with a pair of blue Adidas trainers found at the scene potentially linked to the incident.

A South Wales Police officer found the equine bodies on 27 May. None of the animals had microchips or could be identified to … Continue reading…

A pony has been saved from certain death after being rescued by RSPCA Cymru from the bottom of a Cardigan sea cliff.

The dramatic rescue – which took place on 18 May, and involved 13 RSPCA officers – has been caught on film, with the pony winched an incredible 80 feet from a shingle bed to safety.

It took place at Gwbert, from a cliff near Cardigan Golf Club. The rescue involved two RSPCA rope rescue teams, cliff rescue … Continue reading…

Horse-owners are invited to give something back this February and consider fostering a horse or pony.

 

If you have the skills to handle a youngster, provide essential care for a mare and foal, or have experience of bringing on underweight horses, you can put your knowledge to good use and give something back.

 

With over 500 horses in its care and more being rescued each week, the RSPCA remains stretched for places for horses. The charity relies on … Continue reading…