Regional Assembly Member for South Wales Central, David Melding, has accompanied RSPCA inspector Selina Chan on several calls in and around the region.

The ride-along on Thursday (18 August) gave Mr Melding 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.

Mr Melding said: “Experiencing first-hand the work RSPCA inspectors carry out has given me a lot of food for thought, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is reminding people about the importance of cat neutering after a spate of cat abandonments at the charity’s Coventry branch.

One of the cats abandoned at the Coundon Wedge Drive centre in recent weeks was particularly vulnerable as she was heavily pregnant, and another was dumped on a hot day.

Jade Mason, the branch’s cattery supervisor, said staff were concerned that people were abandoning animals at the branch. She said: “This puts the cats in a very vulnerable … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two baby rabbits were abandoned near a landfill in Stoke-on-Trent.

A man contacted the animal welfare charity after spotting the domestic pets – thought to be aged around three months old – on land near to Newford Valley Landfill, in Sneyd Green, on Thursday last week (11 August).

Both bunnies – one brown and one grey – were emaciated, dehydrated and had diarrhea. Sadly, the brown rabbit was very poorly and died later … Continue reading…

They are supposed to symbolise good luck – but sadly in reality, not all black cats are so lucky.

The RSPCA’s Stafford, Wolverhampton and District branch has become inundated with black cats which they are struggling to rehome – and they currently have more black than any other colour.

Alison Plant, from the branch, said: “Sadly many of our long-term cats who have been with us for many months are black, which is such a shame as they are all … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people to ensure their chimneys are not a hazard to wildlife after a pigeon was found dangling from his feet in a bricked-up fireplace – and is believed to have been stuck there for at least six days.

The bird had a lucky escape after we were contacted by the residents of a house in Elmbridge Road, in Birmingham on Saturday, 6 August, after they heard loud bangs from the wall of their living room. Thinking … Continue reading…