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…

RSPCA Cymru has helped reunite a 13-year-old lost cat with their owner, after the feline was found stuck between fencing in Pencoed.

The animal welfare charity was contacted after a member of the public found a collapsed ginger cat trapped between fencing on Hafod Las on 26 June.

An RSPCA officer collected the cat, after the caller freed the animal from her plight. The cat was initially very wobbly after the ordeal; but soon recovered after an assessment at a … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has launched a search for the owner of an emaciated Shetland pony left in an “awful condition” on land adjacent to the A48 in the Coedkernew vicinity.

The animal welfare charity was notified after concerns from members of the public, who had seen the pony struggling to move.

An officer attended, and found a black Shetland pony unable to properly walk or stand-up, who was lame on their hind legs. The pony’s hips and spine could be easily … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information after a very thin maine coon  cat with matted fur and a badly damaged mouth was found in the Barry area.

A member of the public expressed concern after seeing the tabby and white cat in a very poor condition on 16 June. The cat was microchipped – but it is understood the details registered to the chip are out of date.

However, investigations by RSPCA officers suggest the cat was owned … Continue reading…

An RSPCA appeal for information has been launched amid fears a gull was deliberately shot with an air rifle in Penarth.

The animal welfare charity was contacted after a resident of Summerland Crescent in Llandough heard three large bangs, before watching a gull fall into her back garden.

It is unclear whether the bird was shot in mid-flight, or while perched in the Llandough back garden. The incident took place on Sunday (June 10).

The gull was left with an … Continue reading…