An RSPCA inspector was left “disgusted” after a hedgehog was found tied to a tree by shoelaces used as a “makeshift crucifix”.

The animal welfare charity was alerted after a member of the public found the wild animal on Brynglas Avenue in the Pontllanfraith area of Blackwood yesterday (17 April).

Shockingly, the male hedgehog was found with their belly facing outwards from the tree, constrained by shoe laces. His leg was bleeding, as was his mouth and nose, and sadly … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a gull was shot dead in Barry.

Tragically the gull fell to the floor dead from the roof it had been standing on at Plymouth Road. The person who witnessed the bird fall then rang the RSPCA. The police were also informed as gunshots were heard.

RSPCA inspector Emma Smith said: “This incident took place at around 6pm on Friday (13 April). The gull was seen falling to the ground and gunshots were … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two puppies were abandoned in a bush on April Fool’s Day.

A member of the public witnessed a man and a woman dump the puppies in a bush in Stallings Lane, Kingswinford, at around 3.15pm, before driving off in a BMW.

They retrieved the puppies and took them home before calling the RSPCA.

RSPCA inspector Vicki Taylor said: “The puppies are in reasonable health thankfully, but it does not make any sense at … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an elderly blind and deaf dog was found in Grainthorpe, Lincolnshire on Easter Monday (2 April) in a very poor condition.

 

The small female white terrier was handed in to the dog warden, and the RSPCA was called the next day (3 April).

 

RSPCA inspector Laura Jones said: “This poor old lady was in a terrible state.

 

“She has a chronic skin condition with thickened skin, her ears were dirty … Continue reading…

Generous donations to RSPCA Peterborough funded the much-needed operation

Following a successful appeal by the RSPCA’s Peterborough branch, Lady got the operation she needed and now has a second chance at happiness.

Lady is an 18-month-old Saluki-Lurcher cross who was found tied up outside Broadway Vets in Peterborough on January 25.

The local RSPCA branch took her in but discovered she had a fractured foreleg and needed a £2000 operation to fix it.

Staff appealed to local people to help … Continue reading…