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…

The dead body of a cat has been found in a green wheelie bin in the Newbridge area.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the body of a soaking wet, dead black and white cat was found alongside beer cans and faeces in a wheelie bin in the vicinity of Church Road and Thorne Avenue in the area.

The charity has urged anyone with information linked to the incident to contact their inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

An RSPCA … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has issued a reminder about the challenges involved in looking after exotic pets, after the animal welfare charity rescued a snake that a member of the public found in Pontyclun.

The Honduran milk snake – who has been nicknamed Carlos – was found on a driveway on 13 March. The snake was then transferred to a local veterinary practice by the helpful member of the public.

Anyone with information as to why the snake was found alone in Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a hamster was abandoned by a man in a park in Sutton Coldfield.

A member of the public was walking through Newhall Park on Tuesday (April 3) when they saw a bald man in his mid-30s wearing jeans and a black jacket walking with the empty hamster cage after letting the hamster out.

The member of the public contacted the RSPCA and Animal Collection Officer (ACO) Cara Gibbon collected the poor hamster, now … Continue reading…