ASSEMBLY Member Llyr Huws Gruffydd has started his new year with a special visit to the RSPCA’s Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre in Upper Colwyn Bay.

During his visit on 6 January Mr Gruffydd, who is Plaid Cymru’s Shadow Minister for Sustainable Communities, Energy and Food, was shown around the centre by staff and had a chance to meet some of the animals that are currently being looked after there.

Mr Gruffydd said: “I was delighted to be able to visit Bryn-y-Maen … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found dead in a flooded ditch with his front and back legs tied together.

A member of the public found the shocking discovery at Barecroft Common, Magor, Caldicot. As well as his leg’s tied together the dog had a towel over his head.

The dog was microchipped and was revealed to be Sam, a 16-year-old Jack Russell.

RSPCA inspector Emma Smith tracked down the owners who told her Sam had … Continue reading…

Wednesday 7 January 2015

Guinea pigs found dumped in woods

Two little animals were cold and wet

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two guinea pigs were found abandoned in woods in Hurn, Dorset yesterday (6 January).


The two small animals were found in the woods off Matchams Lane in the morning.  The kind member of the public who found them stayed with them until RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Sue Brooks was able to collect them.

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Two cats from same family shot by air rifle

RSPCA appeals for information

The RSPCA is appealing for witnesses or those with information to come forward after two cats from one house were shot by air rifles in Sedgley, West Midlands.

The first cat (pictured right) was shot in the neck on 26 July last year and, although the pellet was in a very dangerous area, vets managed to remove it and the cat recovered.


However, the second cat … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the news that Cardiff Council has banned the release of sky lanterns and large bunches of balloons from all council buildings, venues and council-run events.

The ban, which came into force on 1 January, means that Cardiff Council is the sixth local authority in Wales to act against the use of sky lanterns.

RSPCA Cymru has long highlighted the dangers associated with the use of sky lanterns, and continues to call on the Welsh Government to … Continue reading…