South Wales West Assembly Member Dr Dai Lloyd has hit the road with an RSPCA inspector, experiencing the frontline work the charity does each and every day to protect animals, and promote their welfare.

Dr Lloyd spent time with RSPCA inspector Leigh Summers on 26 April, responding to animal welfare enquiries in the Neath and Port Talbot areas.

The day-out provided a snapshot of some of the enquiries RSPCA offices respond to, including complaints about an underweight dog, animals kept … Continue reading…

Two cats have died in the Caerphilly area after being poisoned, RSPCA Cymru has learned.

An appeal for information has been launched by the charity after the two cats – named Louie and Scoob – were put to sleep on veterinary advice, with symptoms consistent with poisoning.

The cats lived on Stanley Street in the Senghenydd area.

Both poisonings took place on separate days, with Louie put to sleep on 3 April, and Scoob five days later. A vet found … Continue reading…

An appeal for information has been launched following suspected poisonings in the Llandaff North area of Cardiff, which sadly left two cats dead.

The cats were put to sleep on independent veterinary advice after displaying symptoms consistent with being poisoned, including vomiting and neurological disorders as their organs shut down.

Mister and Richard Parker – who lived on Maplewood Avenue in the area – started to appear ill on 12 April.

Nicola Gilbertson, the owner of the two cats, lost … Continue reading…

A marmoset monkey has been rescued by RSPCA Cymru from a house in Blaenymaes, Swansea.

The charity was alerted to the whereabouts of the monkey, named Lola, after an advertisement appeared on social media seeking to sell the animal.

RSPCA Cymru arrived at the property to find the primate being kept in hugely inappropriate conditions. The monkey was loose in the living room, with a 3ft x 3ft x 3ft cage positioned in the corner with a UV light above … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is investigating after a cat had to have a leg amputated after being shot with an air rifle.

Ten-year-old Smudge is thought to have been shot near to her home in Stanway Road, in Earlsdon, Coventry, sometime between 7am and 8am on Wednesday, 12 April.

When she returned home, she had a small wound to her left fore leg and was immediately taken to a vet, where an x-ray showed that an air gun pellet had become embedded … Continue reading…