May Hill horses

The RSPCA is appealing for more information after a young filly and a gelding were left stranded with one of the horses on the brink of death on May Hill Common earlier this month.

Two RSPCA inspectors attended the picturesque area near Huntley known for its beautiful walks to investigate and found the colourful filly and grey gelding in a pitiful state. Locals confirmed that the pair were not owned and had been dumped at the site.

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A ten-strong team has battled against the elements to undertake a rescue, over two days, of a stranded cow in Ton Y Gilfach, Glynneath.

The cow, which was a young Charolais, had slipped into a river bed and became trapped approximately 70 foot down a river. Using ropes, officers confronted two waterfalls and difficult, treacherous terrain to ensure it was brought to safety.

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ASSEMBLY Member for North Wales, Janet Haworth, accompanied RSPCA inspector Kia Thomas on several calls in and around her North Wales region yesterday [30 July].

Throughout the course of a busy day, they dealt with a number of incidents, involving both companion and farm animals.

One such incident centred on a Shetland pony, which had sadly been subject to a suspected stabbing. RSPCA Cymru has launched a separate appeal for information in relation to this incident.

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RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information after the suspected stabbing of a Shetland pony in the Penycae area of Wrexham.

On Wednesday [July 29], the owner of the pony – named Casper – found the animal, at Plas Bennian Road, with a deep wound on its shoulder. It is believed the injury was sustained between 10pm on 28 July and 12.15pm the following day.

RSPCA Inspector Kia Thomas said: “Whilst the cause of this nasty wound is unknown, Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is urging the public to come forward with information after a cat was fatally shot with a pellet gun in the Rumney area of Cardiff.

The shooting occurred on Tuesday 23 June, between 7pm and 8pm.

Attempts were made to remove the pellet through surgery, but the pedigree male cat – named Mishu – sadly died after going into cardiac arrest.

Inspector Kate Parker said: “We urgently wish to track down whoever was responsible for this shocking incident, Continue reading…