RSPCA Cymru is urging owners to take precautions to keep their pets safe in the summer sun, after two white cats had part of their ears removed due to sun damage.

Two of RSPCA’s Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre’s current residents – Tinker and Flash – have had part of their ears removed due to cancerous tips, caused by sun damage. Tinker had her ear operation on 1 July and Flash had his on 22 June.

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after a swan was shot in Staffordshire.

A member of the public witnessed a man aiming at and shooting the swan on a lake at Croxall Lakes nature reserve in Croxall Road, in Alrewas, at 9am on Thursday, 7 July. A body of a swan was later found nearby.

RSPCA inspector Kate Levesley, who is investigating, said: “This is a shocking incident which would have been very distressing for anyone who saw it.

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RSPCA’s Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre is extending its opening hours for the summer and will now open late once a week (Thursdays) until the end of August.

The Upper Colwyn Bay centre usually closes at 4pm, but for the next few weeks will be remaining open until 7pm every Thursday evening.

Animal centre manager Victoria Williams said: “If people are looking to rehome a rescue animal, this is the perfect time to make enquiries.

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An amazing £500 donation has been presented to RSPCA Gwent Branch.

The branch were awarded with a cheque on Friday (15 July) by The Yorkshire Building Society in Monmouth for their Charity Choices Presentation Day which is supported by Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation.

It follows customers being asked to vote for one of three local charities – RSPCA Gwent Branch being one of them.

The three charities also attended an event outside the Shire Hall in Monmouth on 13 … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is trying to track down the owner of an injured cat who was found in a car engine.

The black cat, who isn’t microchipped, was found in a car engine in Penarth on Saturday (9 July).

RSPCA animal welfare officer Sian Burton said: “We don’t know how long this cat was in this car for.

“She has a collar injury, is very thin and has scuffed nails. She is very friendly and is doing well in our care … Continue reading…