RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information after an extremely unwell rabbit was dumped on a Tredegar doorstep earlier today (20 August).

The rabbit – which was severely emaciated – was found in a box which also had maggots inside – at Bethel Avenue, Georgetown, Tredegar at around 12.30pm.

RSPCA inspector Izzi Hignell said: “This rabbit was sadly in an awful condition, as well as being severely emaciated she was very dirty in the genital area, had urine scalding … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is searching for the owner of a green Pacific parrotlet found on a Newport industrial estate.

Officers were alerted after the bird was found by a member of the public on 9 August, during the afternoon, on the Leeway Industrial Estate.

The bird is very tame, and officers believe it is likely to have escaped from a home in the local area.

Anyone with information about who may own the parrot, or the owner themselves, is urged to … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has renewed calls for the retention of a full ban on electronic training devices on dogs and cats in Wales, as legislation outlawing the devices passes 100 months on the statute book.

The animal welfare charity say calls to relax, or water down, the ban on electronic training devices – namely around containment fencing – would prove “detrimental for pet welfare”. RSPCA Cymru has long opposed use of the devices, which they say can cause fear and pain … Continue reading…

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…