An RSPCA centre with a shortage of volunteer home visitors is calling on people in Shropshire to come forward and help more animals get rehomed in time for Christmas.

Gonsal Farm Animal Centre in Dorrington is on the lookout for people who can visit the homes of people who have applied to adopt an animal in the RSPCA’s care.

Home visitors talk to potential animal adopters to ensure that they understand the implications of owning a pet. They play an … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information about a cat who died after being shot at close range in Birmingham.

George, a male tabby who was eight months old, suffered serious injuries to his kidneys and a main artery after being shot in his abdomen.

He was found in the back garden of his home in Chestnut Drive, Erdington, Birmingham, on the evening of Wednesday, 11th November by his owners, Rachel and Richard Bourne.

George, pictured left, was rushed to the … Continue reading…

A YOUNG otter found dazed and wandering around an industrial estate has been taken into RSPCA care.

The otter was found by a member of public yesterday morning (16 November) wandering by the industrial units at Kenfig Industrial Estate, which is near Afon Cynffig.

RSPCA inspector Nic de Celis said: “The otter was found cold and lethargic, although once I had put him in my warm van he started to perk up.

“It’s a young cub that may have been … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after an injured cat was found in Ammanford.

The ginger and white cat was found with a broken leg in Upper Brynamman on 11 November.

He was microchipped – but unfortunately the details were not accurate.

RSPCA inspector Nic de Celis said: “His name is Jasper and he is around 18 years-old. He is registered to an owner at Leamington Spa, but all the details on the chip are out of date.

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The RSPCA is urging pet owners living in the Pontypridd area to be vigilant following recent reports of unwell dogs in the area.

Members of the public have reported their dogs have become ill after walking them close to a tree stump near Pontypridd Cottage Hospital, on which bird seed is regularly left.

The RSPCA is now appealing for anyone with information which could help to come forward.

RSPCA inspector Simon Evans said: “Animals, and especially dogs, are often extremely … Continue reading…