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THE RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a dead dog was found in Gilwern, Abergavenny.

The sad discovery was made by a member of the public on Ty Gwyn Road on Sunday [15 February].

RSPCA inspector Selina Chan said: “The bulldog type female had no microchip, collar or any obvious injuries. The body has now been removed by Monmouthshire County Council.

“We are appealing for information to try and track down … Continue reading…

PLANS to introduce compulsory microchipping legislation by the Welsh Government has been marked as a positive step forward by RSPCA Cymru.

The Welsh Government now proposes to introduce legislation requiring the compulsory microchipping of dogs in Wales by the spring of 2016.

In September 2014, Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans, announced that the previously publicised date for the compulsory microchipping of dogs in Wales of 1 March 2015 was unlikely to be met.

RSPCA Cymru has led … Continue reading…

RSPCA helps sika swing out of harm’s way

Deer rescued after becoming entangled in child’s swing


The RSPCA rescued a sika deer entangled by a child’s swing which had become wrapped around his antlers in Wool, Dorset at the weekend.


The deer was first spotted earlier this month with the red plastic seat and blue nylon rope, cotton rope and fixing bolts all tangled around his antlers.  Members of the public in Wool saw the deer but at … Continue reading…

AN otter who got himself into a sticky situation at a refinery has been rescued by the RSPCA.

RSPCA officers were called to Vale Europe Limited’s Clydach Nickel Refinery on Tuesday [10 February] after staff found an otter hiding a few inches beneath a fast moving conveyor belt.

Following a call to the RSPCA, animal collection officer (ACO) Ellie West attended within minutes and was later joined by inspector Nigel Duguid and animal welfare officer Andrew Harris.

ACO West said: … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was found in Cardiff with a pellet lodged inside her nose.

The stray tabby and white cat was found by a member of the public on 25 November in the Newport Road area.

As she sniffled a lot she was taken to a veterinary surgery the following day and was named Sniffly. Following other visits, an X-ray showed that she had a pellet inside her nose which was removed on 24 … Continue reading…