An Ammanford man has been banned from keeping equines for three years and given a suspended jail term, after a horse in his care was left suffering because she was so desperately thin. 

Nigel Jeremy Nicholas Ward, 62 – of Penygarn Road – pleaded guilty to the Animal Welfare Act offence – and was handed a 28-week custodial sentence, suspended for 18 months, following his treatment of the brown horse.

RSPCA inspector Keith Hogben had previously found the equine – … Continue reading…

A member of the public walked into an Abertillery pet shop and handed over a bag, claiming it contained a dead cat – only for the shopkeeper to find a corn snake inside, who was very much alive. 

RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information in the hope of tracing the individual who dumped the snake on Wednesday (15 July) at the Pawfection Pet Shop on Somerset Street.

The orange and brown snake was inside the tied bag, inside … Continue reading…

A young gull has been rescued after becoming stuck in a tiny, narrow gap between two fences in Bridgend. 

Heart-warming video footage captures the moments the gull was rescued from the gap, and safely returned to the air from a nearby rooftop.

Rescuers from the RSPCA were notified after the distressed gull was spotted stuck in the gap at the Greenwood Close property on Monday 8 June.

The tiny gap was approximately 12 inches (30cm) wide and far too small … Continue reading…

April 10 turned out to be a very Good Friday for a swan rescued by the RSPCA in Pwll after swallowing fishing litter. 

Rescuers from the animal welfare charity were alerted after the troubled swan was spotted with fishing line protruding from his beak, by a member of the public.

Animal collection officer (ACO) Ellie West headed to the lake in Pwll, and was able to rescue the swan – but no fishing line or hook was visible in his … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information following the rescue of an underweight pony from Pontyclun.

Reports to the RSPCA claim the horse had been tethered on land without permission at Sevenoaks Fishery on Cowbridge Road in the South Wales community.

The animal welfare charity was notified on Monday (2 March), but it is believed the equine had been at the Pontyclun property for some while longer.

Vets found the pony to be in urgent need of treatment for worms and … Continue reading…