A husband and wife from Mountain Ash narrowly avoided being sent to prison for their failure to meet the needs of 15 Labrador puppies they were selling to unsuspecting members of the public for approximately £450 each.

Darrall Webber, 47, and Sally Webber, 42, of Brynheulog, Mountain Ash both pleaded guilty to two Animal Welfare Act offences on Wednesday (12 June) at Merthyr Magistrates Court.

RSPCA Cymru says the case amounted to a “shocking example of greed and profits being … 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…

Three completely bald puppies with a skin condition have been dumped at a vet practice in Halifax, West Yorkshire – a week apart.

 

Two Staffy-types were brought into West Mount Vets, on Pellon Lane, at 5.30pm on Thursday 7 February.

 

A man wearing a hoody and tracksuit carried a box into the reception area, put it down and left before staff realised what was happening.

 

RSPCA inspector Sarah Bagley, who is investigating, said: “When the staff opened … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after three newborn puppies were dumped at an industrial estate in County Durham.

 

The bodies of the puppies were found when staff came in to work at a business on Dabble Duck Industrial Park in Shildon on Friday (5 February).

 

A towel with a picture of ‘Snoopy’ on it and a blue plastic carrier bag were found along with the puppies.

 

RSPCA inspector Clare Wilson said: “The business’ gates are locked … Continue reading…

As temperatures continue to soar across Wales, RSPCA Cymru has received a further 51 calls over the previous three days about members of the public concerned about animals kept in hot environments.

Throughout England and Wales, the total number of calls to the RSPCA amounted to 562 – with the clear majority understood to relate to dogs left in hot vehicles.

Tuesday 26 June

14

Wednesday 27 June

21

Thursday 28 June

16

RSPCA Cymru continues to warn members of … Continue reading…