THE RSPCA is appealing for the owner of a parakeet found in Swansea to come forward.

The yellow-fronted parakeet (also known as a ‘kakariki’), was found at Cadle Crescent, Portmead yesterday [22 April] by a member of the public who notified the RSPCA.

RSPCA animal welfare officer Paula Milton said: “The parakeet was loose outside. It is a friendly bird who will sit on your finger.

“The parakeet is likely to be an escaped pet, so we are appealing for … Continue reading…

POOR Ruby arrived at the RSPCA in a dreadful state.

She was handed in to the Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre in Upper Colwyn Bay over 12 months ago.

The female Staffie cross breed dog, initially named ‘Twiggy’ by centre staff, was handed in by a group of people who found her abandoned on the side of the A458 road in Conwy county.

She was painfully thin with all of her ribs, shoulder and pelvic bones showing. She was filthy and had … Continue reading…

Wednesday 22 April 2015

‘Marv’ellous rescue of upside down cat

Fire service & RSPCA rescue adventurous feline


The RSPCA and Avon Fire and Rescue Service had to join forces last week to rescue a cat who had become stuck in a small gap between two garage walls.

Marv the cat had somehow become firmly wedged upside down in the gap between his owner’s garage and their next door neighbour’s garage in Lydiard Croft, Hanham, Bristol.


It is thought … Continue reading…

A DRAMA unfolded in Pontypridd when a dog attacked a cat – frightening another cat to climb a nine foot cenotaph memorial.

On Saturday [19 April] a member of the public called the RSPCA after they witnessed a dog attacking a cat at Common Road, Pontypridd.

The female tabby cat was seen being bitten and shaken by a dog. The dog ran off but the attack left another cat so terrified by the incident she ran up the Cenotaph Memorial … Continue reading…

Complaints investigated by RSPCA on the rise

Annual figures reveal more complaints of cruelty including a cat abandoned with severe head injuries and dumped dogs described as ‘bags of bones’

The RSPCA’s annual figures for 2014 show that cruelty complaints investigated by the charity in the south west and central England* have gone up once again.


More worrying still is that the numbers of complaints involving direct cruelty including beatings, improper killing, mutilation and poisonings formed 12.5% of the … Continue reading…