Two young kittens have come into the care of the RSPCA, after the deputy manager of Newport Animal Centre spotted the tiny cats dumped in a cat carrier in bushes outside the centre yesterday (5 July). 

Kath Logan, the centre’s deputy manager, made the shock discovery between 5pm and 6pm.

The two kittens – one male and one female – were found bright and alert, and are both doing well in the RSPCA’s care. They are thought to be approximately … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has launched an appeal to the public for help in tracing a suspected dog fighter who has failed to attend a number of court hearings, in a case which has connections to North Wales.  

 RSPCA Cymru is urging anyone with information about the whereabouts of John Herbert Knibbs (d.o.b 04/02/64), previously of Polyanthus Drive, in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, to contact them via the charity’s inspectorate appeal line and leave a message for inspector Kirsty Withnall.

The man is accused … Continue reading…

A Port Talbot woman has been handed a suspended jail term and banned from keeping animals for life after failing to ensure urgent veterinary attention for her dog who was in a “dreadful state”.

Beverly McLaughlan, 52 – of Geifr Road, Margam – pleaded guilty to an Animal Welfare Act offence. She was sentenced at Swansea Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (3 July) after admitting her actions had caused her dog, Misty, to suffer unnecessarily.

McLaughlan’s dog – a female black … Continue reading…

An RSPCA Cymru staff member locked himself in a hot car to experience the dangers dogs face when left in vehicles in warmer conditions.

RSPCA media relations officer Chris O’Brien spent just over 26 minutes locked in a stationary vehicle last Friday (29 June) – and the temperature sky-rocketed from 23.3°C to more than 57°C degrees.

The video – shot over a series of updates – shows the temperature inside the car increase to over 35°C after five minutes, 43.6°C … Continue reading…

A Cardiff woman has admitted causing 29 guinea pigs to unnecessarily suffer, with the animals living amid piled-up filth in a ‘squalid’ bedroom.

Barbara Herbert, of Beverley Close in the Llanishen/Lisvane area of the city, admitted an Animal Welfare Act offence at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court on Monday (2 July).

A warrant had been out for the woman’s arrest since February in relation to this case.

Herbert was handed a two-year conditional discharge, deprived of the 29 animals and banned from … Continue reading…