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A domestic white goose who was literally ‘sold down the river’ by her previous owner has been rescued by the RSPCA with the help of a group of men in canoes after being left with nasty injuries caused by fishing litter left on the River Wye.

The goose, believed to have been callously dumped some weeks ago, was reported to the RSPCA after it was seen struggling with an injured leg.

Once the goose had been brought to shore, she … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the commitments made by the Welsh Government in the new Wales Animal Health and Welfare Framework Implementation plan for 2015/2016.

The framework released by the Welsh Government today [17 July] sets out their plans for continuing and lasting improvements in standards of animal health and welfare for kept animals whilst also helping to protect public health and making a contribution to the economy and the environment.

The report includes animal welfare commitments across a whole range … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a terrapin was found in a residential area in Neath.

A member of the public contacted the RSPCA after the terrapin – a yellow bellied slider – was found on a driveway at The Pines, Cilfrew yesterday [16 July].

RSPCA inspector Nic de Celis said: “We are appealing for information to try and track down an owner.

“The terrapin has been taken to an exotics specialist while we try and find out where … Continue reading…

​​RSPCA Cymru is calling upon the six major political parties in Wales to ensure animal welfare is high on the agenda ahead of the 2016 Assembly elections.

The charity has produced a detailed ‘manifesto’ which includes a list of key animal welfare issues for Wales’ political parties to consider as they prepare to spell out to the people of Wales their plans for the country beyond 2016.

It was on 3 March 2011 when animal welfare officially became a matter … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for the owner of a one-eyed pony found in Torfaen to come forward.

A member of the public contacted the RSPCA after the little Shetland type pony was found off the main road in Varteg.

RSPCA animal welfare officer Sian Burton said: “This pony is in a good condition so we think he is owned by someone.

“He has his right eye missing – which is most probably an old injury – although it is weeping … Continue reading…