The RSPCA is appealing for information after a neglected West Highland terrier dog was found wandering the streets of Corby.

The female dog was found by a member of the public in Boden Close, in Danesholm Estate, on Saturday (11 March). She was taken to a local vet, who was so concerned about the state she was in that they contacted the RSPCA.

Inspector Polly Underwood, who is investigating, said: “She was in a terrible state, very dirty with severe … Continue reading…

Torfaen County Borough Council has become the latest Local Authority in Wales to implement a ban on the use of sky lanterns on their land.

After discussions with RSPCA Cymru, the Council has taken moves to ban the objects, which can have deadly consequences for animals and their welfare.

Torfaen are the 16th Council in Wales to take this action – meaning a complete ban across Wales’ Local Authority land is a step closer. Sky lanterns can be ingested by … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has rescued a corn snake in the Neath area – after it had hitched a lift in a van!

The snake, which is orange in colour, was found inside a van on 8 March. The vehicle had been dropped off at a scrap yard on Neath Abbey Road in the town.

Animal collection officer Ellie West rescued the snake, which is now based in a boarding establishment.

The van had come from the Bridge Street area of Neath…. Continue reading…

Workers at a JCB warehouse in Stoke-on-Trent found a surprise stowaway when a praying mantis was discovered hidden in a container from India.

The RSPCA was contacted on Friday (10 March) after the carnivorous insect was found in a container which had come over from India. Staff at the JCB logistics centre, in Lowlands Road, confined the four-inch creature in a box, which was picked up by RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Catherine Strawford.

The insect has now been taken to … Continue reading…

Two North Wales RSPCA branches and Cats Protection Colwyn & District have come together to provide vital funding for surgery for a tortoiseshell kitten found homeless in Prestatyn.

A member of the public found the four-month old female kitten in the North Wales town, with a badly damaged leg that required urgent amputation to protect her.

The bones in the kitten’s leg were completely crushed when she was found. It is believed her limb had been trapped for a considerable … Continue reading…