A Vale of Glamorgan woman has been given a community order, curfew and a decade-long ban from keeping animals, after causing her dog prolonged and unnecessary suffering for a period of months, with an RSPCA officer finding the poor animal “unable to stand and in a woeful body condition”.

Caroline Tilley (d.o.b 15/02/1978), of South View, Rhoose, pleaded guilty to an Animal Welfare Act offence, and was sentenced at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court last Tuesday (25 September).

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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 The cat was microchipped – but it is understood the details registered to the chip are out of date.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…

A fox cub thought to have fallen off a Penarth cliff has been rescued, and is undergoing rehabilitation ahead of a planned future return to the wild.

The charity was alerted after a member of the public found the male fox cub while walking in the town last Friday (4 May).

It was feared he may have been struggling with a broken leg, so the members of the public confined the fox club before safely transporting to a veterinary practice…. Continue reading…

An appeal for information has been launched after a Barry cat died on a veterinarian’s recovery table after being shot by an air rifle.

The cat, named Rusty, had the pellet removed by operation on 24 February.

An x-ray scan revealed the pellet in the cat’s back, but – sadly – Rusty did not make it through the recovery stages following surgery.

The cat started to appear unwell approximately two weeks earlier, but had no obvious wounds on her body, … Continue reading…