A Port Talbot cat was rescued from a house fire, and given crucial oxygen therapy from specialist feline-friendly equipment.

The house fire occurred on Jersey Street in Port Talbot on Saturday 15 July. Fire crews from Neath and Port Talbot attended to tackle the blaze.

A man had managed to exit the property prior to the arrival of firefighters, and went to a local hospital via ambulance. However, a cat – still in the property – was rescued by firefighters, … Continue reading…

A hedgehog who had inflated to twice his natural size has been released back into the wild after several weeks of being cared for at an RSPCA wildlife centre in Cheshire.

The hedgehog was suffering from a rare condition called subcutaneous emphysema, which is more commonly known as ‘Balloon Syndrome’. The condition –  where air collects under the skin causing the animal to inflate like a balloon – is caused by a traumatic event, like an injury, or underlying infection…. Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people to be cautious of wildlife when on a boat – after a cygnet died after getting caught in a propeller on a Nantwich canal.

The injured and distressed cygnet was found by a member of the public with his skin ripped away on the top of his body, on the canal near to Barbridge Marina, on Wednesday (2 August).

The member of the public, Richard Palmer, picked the swan up and took him to the … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed moves from Caerphilly County Borough Council to not ban dogs from marked sports pitches within the local area.

Previous plans from Caerphilly CBC had suggested that the local authority was considering excluding dogs from all marked sports pitches owned by the Council.

The previous plans had formed part of a proposed Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), which RSPCA Cymru feared would remove appropriate, accessible spaces within the Caerphilly community for dogs to exercise.

RSPCA Cymru had … Continue reading…

The search is on to find a new owner for a Newport cat who has been looking for a second chance of happiness following a road traffic accident.

Lily is a gorgeous semi long-haired tortoiseshell female cat, who is approximately four years of age – and keeps RSPCA staff busy with her love of affection, and toys with feathers!

She came into RSPCA care in April, with a leg injury understood to have been sustained during a road traffic accident … Continue reading…