An urgent search for information has been launched by the RSPCA, following the emergence of a “shocking, disturbing and distressing video” appearing to show a man biting the head off a live pigeon.

Footage shared with the animal welfare charity appears to show a man gaining access to the bird by hitting at its nesting place with a stick.

He then grabs hold of the bird – whose wings are flapping – and seems to bite the head from … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a duck was found with a horrific beak injury.

The duck was spotted by a concerned member of the public in the river near Brook Street in Ystrad, Pentre, who alerted the RSPCA.

RSPCA inspector Izzi Hignell, who rescued the duck from the water, said: “The duck had a horrific injury to his beak, which must have been causing a considerable amount of pain and would have restricted eating and drinking.

“We’re not … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is warning of the dangers fishing litter can pose to wildlife after a fishing hook became caught on a gull’s beak.

The herring gull was spotted on Llandudno beach on Monday (29 May) with a fishing hook stuck on his bill.

RSPCA inspector Mike Pugh happened to be in the area dealing with another incident and was able to respond to the call within minutes.

“I found the gull struggling to get away from the incoming waves, but … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after an unwell hamster was found in woodland in Duffryn.

The Syrian hamster was found in his cage on Friday (25 May) behind Mallard Way, Duffryn in Newport.

RSPCA inspector Selina Griffiths said: “The caller was kindly able to take the hamster home and await for us to arrive.

“This hamster was clearly not well as he had his eyes closed and was unable to open them properly.

“I took him to the vets, … Continue reading…

He’s a beauty that’s for sure – but sadly Benjamin has not had a single person interested in him since he has been at RSPCA Newport Animal Centre.

Although the 10-year-old cross type dog certainly has one special fan – after being lucky enough to meet RSPCA Cymru’s VIP supporter Matt Johnson, ahead of the animal welfare charity’s BIG Walkies LIVE event on 10 June. He even appeared in Matt’s Instagram stories!

Benjamin will be attending the event – which … Continue reading…