A member of the public in Bagillt had a shock after their door was knocked, and they were handed a poorly snake stuffed in a pillowcase.

The boa constrictor was dumped at the Neston View property yesterday evening (27 February), shortly after 6.30pm.

People at the household already kept a number of exotic pets – so it is believed the individual dropping off the snake was aware of this.

An RSPCA officer attended the property to collect a very lethargic, … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a cat was believed to have been shot by an air gun in Barry.

The black cat, named Sooty – from Odyn’s Fee, Rhoose – was discovered to have a pellet under his skin after he was taken to a local by his concerned owner.

RSPCA inspector Gemma Black said: “Sooty’s owner found a lump on his abdomen and took him to the vets to get it checked out.

“At the vets, they … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two dogs were found roaming the streets in poor condition in Northumberland.


The dogs – a female brindle and white lurcher and an entire male Staffordshire bull terrier – were wandering around in Lynemouth on Tuesday 20 February.


RSPCA inspector Helen Bestwick said: “A member of the public found the lurcher at 4.45am on Bridge Road.

“At 5.30am they found the staffy on Sea View, which is at the end of … Continue reading…

As the Met Office issues severe weather warnings, the RSPCA is urging people to ensure their animals are safe and warm.

A yellow ‘be aware’ warning of snow remains in force across Wales, with snow falling across many parts of the country.

RSPCA Cymru Superintendent Martyn Hubbard said: “The RSPCA is releasing advice to ensure animals and wildlife stay safe during the cold spell. As parts of the country are experiencing snowfall, it’s important to remember to keep animals safe … Continue reading…

An orphaned seal pup rescued from a Llandudno beach in September has been returned to the wild after a spell in RSPCA rehabilitation.

Jon Snow – whose name was inspired by the Game of Thrones character – was weak and lethargic when he was rescued on 30 September on Penrhyn Beach, in Llandudno, North Wales, after he was seen alone and without his mother for at least three days.

The pup was only 10 days old when rescued by RSPCA … Continue reading…