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Alert for owners as four cats are poisoned

The RSPCA is appealing for information and warning pet owners to be cautious after four cats were poisoned in Cardiff.

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The charity says the pets lived at Oakmeadow Drive in St Mellons. Three of them were put to sleep on veterinary advice - the other is receiving treatment.

The RSPCA says it isn't sure if the poisonings are deliberate or an accident but is asking owners to be vigilant.

Poisoning a cat is a criminal offence with a penalty of up to six months imprisonment and/or a fine of up to £20,000.

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'Stressed out' deer is freed from garden hammock

A deer which got caught up in a family's garden hammock has been freed after it became "stressed out".

The RSPCA were called to the garden in Monmouth after the deer's antlers got wound up and it became trapped.

The deer got caught in a hammock in a garden at Monmouth. Credit: RSPCA

RSPCA animal welfare officer Sian Burton was called to a Penyclawdd garden on Thursday by the homeowner.

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The young deer was tangled in a string hammock and was really stressed as it couldn’t get out. We managed to cut the deer free from the from the netting. The deer stayed quite still for a couple of minutes while it gathered itself and then it ran off through a hedge and over a fence.

– Sian Burton, RSPCA
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