A veiled chameleon found in Cardiff has been reunited with his delighted owners just in time for Christmas – FIVE months after he became lost.

RSPCA Cymru launched an appeal last week after a chameleon fell from a tree at Deganwy Close, Llanishen.

When RSPCA inspector Selina Chan collected the veiled chameleon, Chamaeleo calyptratus, he was alert and mobile but was very cold. A vet found him to be dehydrated but was otherwise apparently healthy.

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RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a snake was found dead in a closed coffee jar near Dolwyddelan.

A farm worker had been cleaning out drainage from recent local flooding and found the jar containing a dead reptile, thought to be a corn snake, among the debris.

RSPCA deputy chief inspector (DCI) Andy Broadbent said: “This is somewhat an unusual incident. The jar must have floated down from Dolwyddelan – or even possibly further.

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was dumped in a bag near an abandoned warehouse in Stoke-on-Trent.

The black-and-white male cat – who has been given the festive name Mr Claus – was found by a member of the public in Boothen Old Road at 10.30am on Tuesday (15 Dec). He was found in a black holdall-type with a bowl of food.

RSPCA inspector Charlotte Melvin said: “We think Mr Claus is aged around one and he … Continue reading…

A very rare Kemp’s ridley sea turtle has been rescued after it was washed up on Aberystwyth’s North beach.

The Kemp’s ridley is the world’s rarest marine turtle species and is officially classified as ‘critically endangered’ in the wild.

The juvenile turtle, which measures around 30cms in length, was found on 12 December (Saturday) and was very lethargic and was also suspected to have septicemia.

The RSPCA was asked by the Cetacean Stranding Investigation Programme to assist with the turtle … Continue reading…

ASSEMBLY Member for Mid and West, Joyce Watson, has accompanied RSPCA inspector Keith Hogben on several calls in and around the region.

The ride-along gave Mrs Watson a chance to experience what RSPCA inspectors deal with on a day-to-day basis. Throughout the course of a busy day, they dealt with a number of routine calls.

Joyce Watson AM said: “I am grateful to Keith for letting me accompany him on his rounds. It was fascinating to see first-hand some of … Continue reading…