A cat who was found abandoned at the side of the M54 has been reunited with his owner weeks after being stolen.

The male grey tabby – which was called Highway by the RSPCA but whose real name is Podge – was found cowering beneath a barrier on Junction 4 of the M54 near Shifnal, in Shropshire.

Workers from Highways England found the kitten on Saturday 26 September and contacted the RSPCA’s Gonsal Farm Animal Centre, in Dorrington, Shropshire.

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MORE than 7,500 people have signed a petition to urge the Welsh Government to introduce a long-awaited ban on the use of wild animals in circuses.

The animal welfare charity has long pushed for a complete ban on the use of wild animals in circuses. The power to introduce a ban lies with the National Assembly for Wales.

Today [20 October] the National Assembly for Wales’ Petitions Committee will discuss the petition which was recently handed to committee chair, William … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is reminding pet owners to keep their microchipping details up to date after a stray rabbit was found in Cardiff.

The rabbit was found at a park near Ferrier Avenue on 9 October, and although the tri-coloured rabbit was microchipped – the details were not up to date.

Microchipping your pet gives them the best chance of being identified and returned to you if they become lost or stolen. But microchipping is only effective if pet owners make … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a heavily pregnant dog was found in a Newport park.

A dog walker discovered the dog – a Beagle/Bassett type dog – in a secluded part of Tredegar Park and took her to a vet.

RSPCA deputy chief inspector Gemma Black said: “She was heavily pregnant and was in a collapsed state. She was dehydrated and in terribly poor condition when she arrived at the vets.

“The vets believed she had been struggling … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is investigating after a cat in Coventry was shot with what is thought to be a tranquilizer dart.

The cat, a male tabby and white long hair which lives in Tennyson Road, was found to have a suspicious dart around 3cm in length in his fur by his owner as she stroked him on Wednesday 7 October.

RSPCA inspector Louise Labram, who is investigating the case, said: “As the owner parted the fur she discovered the dart, which … Continue reading…