A runaway tortoise has been reunited with their Brackla-based owner, after being spotted walking up a path by a member of the public who was heading to the local shops.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the spur-thighed (Testudo graeca) tortoise was found strolling up a pathway on Tuesday April 3.

He had escaped after sneaking through the soft part of a fence panel in the garden of the home of his owner, Karen. The 12-year-old tortoise, named George, was missing … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was thrown out of a car and kicked three times by a woman – who then tried to run the dog over – in a Shropshire village.

A member of the public who witnessed the incident managed to catch the German shepherd dog following the incident in Eaton-on-Tern at around 3pm on Saturday (7 April).

They contacted the RSPCA and the dog is now in the care of the animal charity, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an emaciated and very poorly cat was dumped in a field in Tamworth.

The female tabby cat, who is thought to be around 10-years-old, was found in a pink cat carrier in a field off Syerscote Lane, on 1 April.

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Catherine Strawford collected her and took her to the charity’s Birmingham Animal Hospital.

ACO Strawford said: “She is very thin and when she was weighed on arrival at … Continue reading…

An RSPCA officer had a surprise over the weekend when he attended a call to collect what he thought was a newt – but turned out to be a poisonous fire salamander.

The animal was found by a member of the public in a tupperware box in Woodbank Park, Stockport, on Sunday afternoon. (8 April)

When the call came in, animal welfare officer (AWO) Steve Wickham was sure it would turn out to be a harmless newt – but it … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is looking for animal lovers who would like to train as a wildlife casualty volunteer and support the vital frontline work of our inspectorate in North Wales

Volunteers are trained to collect and transport sick, injured, or orphaned birds and small mammals and take them to our centres or appropriate veterinary establishments.

To ensure the RSPCA keep their volunteers busy and involved in their work, the charity only recruit where we have the greatest need for help. As … Continue reading…