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Pet owners warned to be vigilant after cats are poisoned

Pet owners are being warned to be extra cautious after reports of cats being poisoned. Residents in Church Village and Risca are being urged to be on the look out after several reports of cats having to be put down. RSPCA Cymru says it was contacted last week after a male tabby cat was sadly put to sleep on veterinary …

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Police probe after baby’s body found in River Taff, Cardiff

Police have sealed off a section of an embankment in Cardiff after the body of a newborn baby was found in the River Taff. Investigations are being carried out at the scene and a tent has been erected. Officers are appealing for information concerning the incident and are keen to locate the mother of the baby. South Wales Police said …

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Pet cat shot in the head: appeal for information

A pet cat shot shot in the head with a pellet brain is lucky to be alive says the RSPCA, who is now investigating. Her owners say they are “shocked and angry” that someone could do this deliberately.

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Exotic pet shop’s horror as bearded dragon lizard is delivered to them – in …

The owners of an exotic pet store in Cardiff have condemned a mystery mailer who sent a live bearded dragon lizard in the post. Staff at Reptile Cymru say the animal, a juvenile, is not expected to survive its ordeal, which was coupled with an apparent lack of care prior to being posted. The reptile is thought to be no …

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Serial cat killer hunted after 44 felines POISONED to death in two years


The latest death occurred last Friday when two cats were poisoned after drinking the liquid – which is normally use by gardeners for running water fixtures and engineers as an engine coolant. Vet Micahel Kettle, who runs Marshlands Vets, is urging owners to be vigilant and call police if they see anyone acting suspiciously. He said: “I believe it is …

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Kenneth Dale Wakefield who ‘decapitated his wife’ is jailed and charged with …

Kenneth Dale Wakefield, 43, accused of killing wife Trina Hesich, 49 Also allegedly decapitated their two dogs, then hid all corpses in a closet Then gouged his eye and chopped off his hand in Phoenix, Arizona, home Wakefield was previously imprisoned for ten years for attempted murder Psychiatrists let him out because they thought his mental illness was in remission …

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The Great British Bake Off Richard Burr shows how to cook pastry

Great British Bake off pastry recipes

The Great British Bake Off challenged its contestants to show off their pastry skills this week, by baking the likes of frangipane tarts, a traditional cheese-filled pastry from Cyprus known as flaouna, and vol-au-vents. And last year’s runner-up and builder-by-trade Richard Burr is showing you how to take on the task of tricky pastry baking at home. He mightn’t have …

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Dog owners warned their pets are at risk from mystery killer disease from the US

Alabama rot- dog disease

Dog owners are being urged to take extra precautions when out walking their pets this spring to help prevent a large-scale outbreak of a deadly new disease that has already been reported Wales. The mysterious illness, called Alabama Rot and which cannot be prevented, affects all breeds of dog and has seen at least 46 cases confirmed in England and …

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Young otter saved in Bridgend family’s back garden

Baby Otter in Bridgend

Foxes, rabbits and frogs are just some of the wildlife we might catch a rare glimpse of in our gardens but finding a young otter is a much rarer sight. But that is exactly what was found in a back garden of one Carmarthenshire household. The young male otter has been taken into RSPCA care after being discovered in a …

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Spider the fat Swansea rat and Duke the lardy Cardiff Labrador

Pet competition

A podgy rat from Port Talbot and a fat Labrador from Cardiff will battle it out in a national pet slimming competition run by vet charity PDSA. Spider the rat and Duke the golden Labrador will compete alongside 17 pets to take part in Pet Fit Club 2015, and the pair are among the fattest in the competition campaigning to …

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