A Cardiff man has been disqualified from keeping dogs for a five-year period after failing to provide adequate nutrition for an emaciated tan and white cross breed.

Mr Owain Dinnick (d.o.b 07.03.1986), of Newport Road, Cardiff, admitted causing unnecessary suffering to the dog, known as George – and previously Rascal – following a successful investigation by RSPCA Cymru.

The 31-year-old man pleaded guilty to an Animal Welfare Act offence at ​Cardiff and the Vale Magistrates Court on 10 May. RSPCA … Continue reading…

A cat’s tail has been found on the street in the Splott area of Cardiff.

Members of the public have been advised by RSPCA Cymru to look out for a ginger tabby cat with a missing tail, who may be injured, after the tail was recovered from the Railway Street area.

The tail was initially found by a member of the public on 5 May. There was no blood visible near the body part, suggesting the tail had been ripped … Continue reading…

An appeal for information has been launched following suspected poisonings in the Llandaff North area of Cardiff, which sadly left two cats dead.

The cats were put to sleep on independent veterinary advice after displaying symptoms consistent with being poisoned, including vomiting and neurological disorders as their organs shut down.

Mister and Richard Parker – who lived on Maplewood Avenue in the area – started to appear ill on 12 April.

Nicola Gilbertson, the owner of the two cats, lost … Continue reading…

Residents in central Cardiff have been invited to help give animals a voice and support RSPCA Cymru campaigns at the upcoming Cathays Fair.

The charity will be in attendance at the event on Sunday 2 March, between 2pm and 5pm – showcasing many of their animal welfare campaigns.

RSPCA Cymru will join local businesses, faith groups, schools, voluntary groups and others at the community event.

The event is hosted by Cathays Compass, and takes place on the pedestrianised area in … Continue reading…

The cruel and indiscriminate nature of snares has been highlighted, after a badger became trapped in a device in the Vale of Glamorgan.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted to the incident on 5 February, after a badger was found trapped in the snare, next to a fence, in a Barry field.

A member of the public initially thought the badger was foraging by the fence, but, after being concerned by a lack of movement, later found it to be trapped.

The … Continue reading…