RSPCA Cymru has launched a new phase of a campaign in a bid to encourage the Welsh Government to introduce regulations for animal sanctuaries.

There are around 90 animal welfare establishments, also known as ‘sanctuaries’, in Wales but no specific rules govern how they operate.

Almost anyone can set-up and run a sanctuary even without the skills, knowledge or resources that many would expect them to have.

These services care for a wide range of animals with complex needs. Often … Continue reading…

A SNAKE has been been found in a Wrexham garden.

The reptile was found in a garden at Oak Close, Bradley on Tuesday [16 December] by the homeowner who contacted the RSPCA.

RSPCA inspector Mark Roberts, who collected the milk snake from the garden, said: “The snake was very cold but still alive. After warming up overnight, the snake was much more active.

“This is likely an escaped pet, so we are appealing for the owner to come forward.”

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IT was a lucky escape for this Tawny owl after becoming stuck in a chimney.

The bird managed to get trapped in the chimney of a log burner at a Tu Hwnt I’r Gamlas home in Arddleen, Llanmynech, Powys.

RSPCA inspector Phil Lewis, who was called to rescue the trapped bird on Saturday [13 December], said the owl had been wedged inside the flue since Thursday and was unable to escape.

“Fluttering was heard in the chimney and the … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is appealing for the owner of an injured cat to get in touch.

The poor ginger moggie was found at Fardre Court in Church Village on 18 November by a member of the public who found her collapsed on the floor.

RSPCA animal collection officer Fiona Jackson said: “The cat was involved in a road traffic collision and injured her tongue, which has been surgically repaired.

“She’s a ginger neutered female, who has been microchipped, but unfortunately the … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after three cats died from suspected poisoning.

Three cats were found in the same garden in Ash Grove, Perthcelyn, Mountain Ash, over the course of a week.

The first cat was collected on 4 December. The young male tabby sadly had neurological problems and on veterinary advice was put to sleep.

The second cat – a young tortoiseshell female – was collected on 6 December and sadly due to her condition was also put … Continue reading…