The cat population in the UK has reached crisis point with more cats being taken in than ever before and fewer people adopting them.

In a new report Tackling the Cat Crisis (PDF 2.73MB), it has been revealed the number of cats entering our care has increased from 29,269 in 2010 to 31,556 in 2012.

The number of new homes found for cats in the same period declined by 10 per cent.

We are full to capacity … Continue reading…

Wednesday 2 April 2014

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a cat was shot in the face with a pellet gun in Wrexham.

Lindsey Brough of Greenfields in Burton was horrified when she noticed that her three-year-old tortoiseshell cat, Izzy had an airgun pellet lodged in her nose. It is uncertain when the shooting occurred but Ms Brough first noticed the injury yesterday (Tuesday 1 April).

She said: “Izzy came in yesterday morning and went to sleep on my … Continue reading…


As we brace ourselves for our busiest year ever, we have released a list of the silliest calls we received since January in a bid to discourage time wasters – be warned, these are not April Fools jokes, everything you are about to read is real!

The number of calls to our 24-hour Cruelty telephone line has risen by over 50 per cent since 2011, and we are asking the public to show patience as we prioritises the … Continue reading…

Tuesday 1 April 2014

A cat has been rescued (Monday 31 March) after getting himself stuck on the roof of a Carmarthenshire pub.

The black and white moggy had been missing for a few days before being spotted on the roof of the Salutation Inn in Nantgaredig.

His concerned owner called the RSPCA after attempts to entice the cat down with strong-smelling food were unsuccessful.

When Inspector Rohan Barker arrived he realised he would need some help to reach the … Continue reading…

Final preparations are taking place for RSPCA Great Ayton Animal Centre’s Easter Fair & Eggstravaganza at the weekend (Saturday 5 April 2014).


The event is taking place at the Yarm Lane centre in Great Ayton between 11.30am and 3pm.


RSPCA deputy manager Olivia Newell said: “It’ll be a great day with lots of activities for the children, a raffle, tombola and goodies for sale.


“People will be able to meet some of the animals we have looking … Continue reading…