A husband and wife from Kidwelly have been given suspended prison sentences, after failing to meet the needs of dozens of ponies, with three discovered in a collapsed, dilapidated barn – and desperate to escape.

Stan Strelley, 48, and Heather Strelley, 48, both of Carway, Kidwelly, both admitted four Animal Welfare Act offences at Llanelli Magistrates Court yesterday (31 January).

Both were banned from keeping ponies and horses for five years – and cannot appeal this ban for a period … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has issued a warning about how to respond to finding unwell or beached cetaceans, after two dolphins were inappropriately returned to the sea by members of the public in West Wales in recent weeks.

Officers say “well-meaning” beach-walkers have sought to help beached dolphins by moving them back into the water, but that this is the “wrong thing to do for the animals, and their welfare”.

Last Sunday (5 August), a dead striped dolphin was found on Coppet … Continue reading…

Dog owners across Ceredigion are being offered a “fantastic opportunity” to “protect their canine companion” by getting them neutered for just £35.

RSPCA Ceredigion Branch has joined forces with Cardigan-based Priory Vets, at Gwalia Gardens, to offer those eligible for means tested benefits the special offer.

Eligible dog owners can collect vouchers from the Priory Vets Cardigan Surgery between January 8 and January 20, with the voucher valid for the entire calendar year.

Neutering dogs is a great way to … Continue reading…

A seal pup rescued by the RSPCA in West Wales has been returned to the wild after a period of rehabilitation in the charity’s care.

Stunning video footage shows the moment RSPCA staff returned the pup to the wild, on Friday December 8, after two-months of care at wildlife facilities in Hastings. The release took place on a beach adjacent to the RNLI’s Horton and Port Eynon Lifeboat Station, in the Gower.

RSPCA Cymru has – in recent months – … Continue reading…

Two four-week old puppies were found alone, abandoned and in “terrible condition” near Pembroke Dock train station, prompting an RSPCA Cymru search for information.

RSPCA officers were alerted after the two black and tan lurcher-type pups were found alone, and covered in a greasy oil-like substance, on Hamilton Court in Pembroke Dock town by a passer-by. They were found on Sunday morning (15 October).

Both dogs were taken to a local veterinary practice, where one was found to be comatose … Continue reading…