A ten-strong team has battled against the elements to undertake a rescue, over two days, of a stranded cow in Ton Y Gilfach, Glynneath.

The cow, which was a young Charolais, had slipped into a river bed and became trapped approximately 70 foot down a river. Using ropes, officers confronted two waterfalls and difficult, treacherous terrain to ensure it was brought to safety.

RSPCA Cymru worked with Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue Service’s rope and water rescue team … Continue reading…

ASSEMBLY Member for North Wales, Janet Haworth, accompanied RSPCA inspector Kia Thomas on several calls in and around her North Wales region yesterday [30 July].

Throughout the course of a busy day, they dealt with a number of incidents, involving both companion and farm animals.

One such incident centred on a Shetland pony, which had sadly been subject to a suspected stabbing. RSPCA Cymru has launched a separate appeal for information in relation to this incident.

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RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information after the suspected stabbing of a Shetland pony in the Penycae area of Wrexham.

On Wednesday [July 29], the owner of the pony – named Casper – found the animal, at Plas Bennian Road, with a deep wound on its shoulder. It is believed the injury was sustained between 10pm on 28 July and 12.15pm the following day.

RSPCA Inspector Kia Thomas said: “Whilst the cause of this nasty wound is unknown, Continue reading…

STAFF at RSPCA’s Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre in north Wales have issued an urgent appeal for blankets to provide comfort for the rescue dogs in their care.

The centre, at Upper Colywn Bay, Conwy, is currently very low on blankets which are used in their kennels.

Animal care assistant Abbie Griffith said: “We’re down to our last pile of blankets and we’ll be struggling to provide enough comfort for our dogs by next week.

“We are appealing for anyone who has … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is appealing for information and warning pet owners to be cautious after seven cats died from suspected poisoning in Cardiff.

A concerned member of the public from Sevenoaks Road in Ely contacted the RSPCA after seven cats in the nearby area died from suspected poisoning in the past two months.

RSPCA acting chief inspector Selina Chan said: “The member of the public believes these cats were poisoned.

“The caller stated four cats died in their garden and knows … Continue reading…