In UK folklore, black cats can symbolise good luck, yet sadly in reality some are not so lucky.

RSPCA rehoming stats show that black and black and white cats are more frequently seen in their centres than any other colour and they also take longer to find their ‘furever’ home.

Over the last three years (from 2015 to 2017) the RSPCA – across England and Wales – has rehomed 3,169 black cats and it has taken on average 30 days … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has issued a warning about how to respond to finding unwell or beached cetaceans, after two dolphins were inappropriately returned to the sea by members of the public in West Wales in recent weeks.

Officers say “well-meaning” beach-walkers have sought to help beached dolphins by moving them back into the water, but that this is the “wrong thing to do for the animals, and their welfare”.

Last Sunday (5 August), a dead striped dolphin was found on Coppet … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after seven doves have appeared to be dumped in Wrexham.

The animal welfare charity received a call about the loose birds last night (14 August) after they were found at Borras Hall Lane, Llan-y-Pwll. Sadly two out of the seven doves had already died on the road due to the passing traffic.

RSPCA inspector Tim Jones said: “They were found on top of a car and on the floor without a cage or box. … Continue reading…

He’s had a major celebrity endorsement, column inches and plenty of social media shares – but beautiful Benjamin is still seeking his forever home happiness.

The ten-year-old, tan-coloured crossbreed has now spent eight months in the care of the RSPCA’s Newport Animal Centre and – despite proving a huge hit with the staff and celebrities alike – is attracting very little interest from prospective adopters.

Benjamin came into the care of the RSPCA following the death of his previous owner, … Continue reading…

A cat shooting in Abertillery has prompted RSPCA Cymru to launch an appeal for information.

Simba, a ginger and white male cat, was found shot near shops in the vicinity of Tillery Road on Monday (6 August). The shooting is believed to have taken place shortly before 8pm.

Veterinary inspection confirmed the cat had been shot. Simba was understandably distressed when taken to a veterinary practice, with blood pouring from chest wounds and the left foreleg unusable.

The shooting was … Continue reading…