The number of animals affected by plastic litter in England and Wales is at an all-time high, with incidents increasing by 22% in just four years, according to new RSPCA data.

In Wales, plastic-related incidents reported to the RSPCA have increased almost 29% when comparing 2015 with 2018 – rising from 21 calls, to 27 incidents – despite the overall number of calls about litter falling significantly.

Similarly, across England and Wales, the animal welfare charity has recorded a rise … Continue reading…

A husband and wife from Kidwelly have been given suspended prison sentences, after failing to meet the needs of dozens of ponies, with three discovered in a collapsed, dilapidated barn – and desperate to escape.

Stan Strelley, 48, and Heather Strelley, 48, both of Carway, Kidwelly, both admitted four Animal Welfare Act offences at Llanelli Magistrates Court yesterday (31 January).

Both were banned from keeping ponies and horses for five years – and cannot appeal this ban for a period … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was dumped with a carrier-bag full of belongings – including dog shampoo, a blanket, food and treats – in Sunderland.

 

The male Jack Russell was found behind the Morrisons supermarket at William Doxford Centre, Doxford Park, on Sunday (27 January).

 

RSPCA inspector Jaqui Miller said: “He was tied to a fence surrounded by his things.

 

“It was a really sad sight.

 

“I got him into my warm … Continue reading…

A “groundswell of opinion” supports ending the use of wild animals in circuses in Wales, as 97% of respondents to a Welsh Government consultation back long-standing RSPCA calls for a legislative ban.

RSPCA Cymru has long led the campaign to ban the use of wild animals in circuses – and has labelled this latest development another “positive step” towards outlawing this practice.

The Welsh Government has today (30 January) announced that more than 6,500 responded to the consultation, with 97% … Continue reading…

A man from Sunderland has been convicted of allowing a horse to suffer, in a prosecution case brought by the RSPCA. Raspy had a severe headcollar injury which had become maggot-infested.

 

Glenn Foot (D.O.B 05.11.87) of Marley Crescent appeared before South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Tuesday 29 January).

 

He was convicted of three offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006* in his absence earlier this month (9 Jan). He was convicted of one count of causing unnecessary suffering … Continue reading…