RSPCA has launched an urgent appeal for information amid fears a badly-injured dog found in Abercynon has been used in badger digging or dog fighting activity. 

The animal welfare charity was alerted after the dog was found near the Pontcynon Industrial Estate on Sunday (8 July).

Severe injuries have been found across the body of the border terrier, who was “visibly in a huge amount of pain”.

The dog was covered in bite wounds, the most prominent of which was … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has awarded an honour to one of the founders of a wildlife rescue in Wales.

Michael Sharratt, of Whitland, has dedicated his life to wildlife welfare for over 50 years. He helped to set up the badger group in West Wales, known as Badger Watch and Rescue Dyfed, and is still an active member.

He was awarded the prestigious Queen Victoria Silver Award at a star studded ceremony at the Royal Society in London, hosted by Alastair Stewart … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a collapsed gull was found to have been shot with an air rifle.

The gull was found on Friday (July 6) at St Marks church, Wellington Road on the corner with Ffynnongroew Road, in Rhyl.

Pellets inside the bird were found following an x-ray which had caused severe injuries to the bird’s leg. Sadly, the extent of the gull’s injuries meant the bird had to be put to sleep to avoid further suffering…. Continue reading…

A pilot RSPCA scheme that helps children to learn about animal welfare is now being rolled out nationally – and your school could get involved.

For the first time, the learning resources are now available in Welsh and the RSPCA is calling on primary schools in Wales to sign up to the scheme.

Earlier this year, the RSPCA launched a pilot teaching resource, Compassionate Class, for schools in Manchester to encourage children to learn about animal welfare. The aim is … Continue reading…

Fun and games are in store at RSPCA Newport Animal Centre’s upcoming open day.

The annual event, which will take place on Sunday, July 15 from 11am to 3.30pm, will certainly be a fun day for all the family – and their canine pals too.

All funds raised on the day will go straight back into the centre for the rehabilitation and rehoming of the animals in their care. At any one time the centre cares for more than 100 … Continue reading…