A cat has been shot in the Hengoed area with an air weapon – prompting RSPCA Cymru to launch an appeal for information. 

Owners of the three-year-old white and tortoiseshell cat found her on 1 October at their Gelligaer home with injuries to the right side of her abdomen.

Vets later confirmed the cat had been shot and found a metal pellet in her body – but, thankfully, the cat only required pain medication and has been recovering well from … Continue reading…

A Llwynypia man has been banned from keeping rabbits for three years after admitting failing to meet the needs of 15 in his care.

Dean James, 38, pleaded guilty to three Animal Welfare Act offences at Merthyr Magistrates Court on Wednesday (29 September).

The court heard how police executed a warrant at James’ Railway View home, where rabbits were being kept in a wire mesh cage without access to bedding, environmental enrichment or suitable protection from the weather.

James had … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is celebrating as the Welsh Government announces its intention to ban the use of glue traps – after two Senedd Members tabled legislative proposals from the charity which would have outlawed the devices in Wales.

In its policy response to the Agriculture (Wales) Bill’s White Paper, the Welsh Government has announced plans to ensure the legislation will “amend the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to ban the use of snares and glue traps” in Wales.

While the Welsh … Continue reading…

An RSPCA Cymru appeal for information has been launched after a young peregrine falcon was found dead hanging by its tether from a television aerial in Pentre.

A member of the public spotted the deceased juvenile bird on 11 September and sounded the alarm to the RSPCA.

The falcon was found atop of a two-story property in Treharne Street tangled by a long but torn tether still attached to his legs.

A tethered bird is fastened by a line to … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is urging dog owners across Wales to make plans for their pets as life in the country takes a big leap towards normality this Saturday (7 August).

The Welsh Government has announced that most of Wales’ Covid-related restrictions will come to an end, meaning people will have more opportunities to live their lives in a way similar to when restrictions first came in last March.

Guidance in Wales remains to work from home if possible – but the … Continue reading…