RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information to try and find out the owners of several horses that have been removed from Gelligaer Common.

On Tuesday (26 April) RSPCA Cymru along with charity Redwings and Caerphilly County Borough Council attended to specific horses that were of concern on Gelligaer and Merthyr Common.

Seven horses and a foal were removed from Gelligaer Common. These horses were subject to potential animal welfare offences. Two vets were also in attendance and confirmed that the … Continue reading…

A hedgehog who found himself trapped in a cattle grid has been rescued.

The poor hedgehog was stuck in the cattle grid at Applegrove, Reynoldston, Swansea.

Following a call to the RSPCA, animal collection officer (ACO) Ellie West, attended and found the hedgehog had become jammed in a tight hole.

“He had got himself into quite a predicament,” she said. “When I arrived, I tried to pull him backwards by getting my hand around his waist but because of his … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a seriously ill rabbit was dumped in a picnic basket outside a branch in Coventry.

A man in a silver car was seen dumping the white rabbit by staff at the RSPCA branch in Coundon Wedge Drive at around 11am yesterday morning (Thursday).

The rabbit’s back legs were paralysed and he was covered in faeces.

Lorraine Bryan-Arnold, deputy manager at the branch, said: “We walked out the front of the reception to discover … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a dead royal python was found in a Treorchy lake.

The three foot snake was discovered on Sunday (24 May) in the lake, which is on a hillside at the end of Troedyrhiw Terrace in Treorchy.

RSPCA inspector Simon Evans said: “We don’t know how this snake came to be in the lake or if he was in the lake alive or had already died.

“We don’t know what happened – but he … Continue reading…

A dog whose previous owner was caught kicking and punching him on CCTV is still waiting for a new home 14 months later.

Miller, a five-year-old bull mastiff cross, came into the RSPCA’s care in February last year after his then-owner attacked him.

Since then Miller has seen so many dogs come and go into new homes – but is still waiting to be adopted himself.

Danni Holder, kennel supervisor at the RSPCA’s Coventry, Nuneaton and District branch, where Miller … Continue reading…