A pair of Milford Haven teenagers have each been given a 12-month referral order, and banned from keeping animals, after admitting to the “horrifying” offence of hitting, clubbing and stabbing a chicken, and setting the helpless animal on fire.

The pair – who cannot be named for legal reasons – stole the chicken from a Milford Haven garden in Pembrokeshire, before subjecting the bird to the acts dubbed by a veterinary surgeon as “gratuitous torture”. Sadly, the chicken has died…. Continue reading…

Fiona and Julia Cheerer volutneers

The RSPCA is calling on budding photographers and enthusiastic animal lovers to volunteer for a range of events this year.

From London Marathon to the Great North Run there are plenty of opportunities to get involved from cheering on runners or taking pictures to capture the day.

Whether Team Cat or Team Dog, the RSPCA is looking for a variety of volunteers to sign up for events which raise vital funds to help the animal welfare charity continue to rescue, … Continue reading…

A run-away tortoise spent at least FOUR DAYS roaming Wrexham woodland.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after a member of the public found the female Horsefield tortoise in woods adjacent to their Linden Grove property in Llay on 20 March.

However, local residents had spotted the animal four days previously – before the tortoise was later safely collected by a member of the public, and the RSPCA was notified.

RSPCA Cymru is now appealing for information which could help locate the … Continue reading…

An RSPCA appeal for information has been launched after the sudden death of a Kinmel Bay cat who vets believe may have been poisoned.

The 12-year-old male tabby cat – called Nala – suddenly became very poorly, and was passing blood in his urine within days. The cat’s condition continued to deteriorate in the days which followed, and sadly he was put to sleep on independent veterinary advice on Saturday 23 March.

Vets found the cat had succumbed to acute … Continue reading…

Primrose (Alison Stolwood - RSPCA) #3

This World Rat Day, the RSPCA urges people to see rats as more than just ‘pests’

This World Rat Day (Thursday 4 April) the RSPCA is calling for wider recognition of rats’ amazing abilities to think, and experience feelings – such as pleasure, pain and distress.  

 

The growing awareness of animal sentience raises many questions about the way in which many animals like rats are treated.

 

The animal welfare charity is urging people to see rats for the … Continue reading…