The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was dumped with a carrier-bag full of belongings – including dog shampoo, a blanket, food and treats – in Sunderland.

 

The male Jack Russell was found behind the Morrisons supermarket at William Doxford Centre, Doxford Park, on Sunday (27 January).

 

RSPCA inspector Jaqui Miller said: “He was tied to a fence surrounded by his things.

 

“It was a really sad sight.

 

“I got him into my warm … Continue reading…

A “groundswell of opinion” supports ending the use of wild animals in circuses in Wales, as 97% of respondents to a Welsh Government consultation back long-standing RSPCA calls for a legislative ban.

RSPCA Cymru has long led the campaign to ban the use of wild animals in circuses – and has labelled this latest development another “positive step” towards outlawing this practice.

The Welsh Government has today (30 January) announced that more than 6,500 responded to the consultation, with 97% … Continue reading…

An orphaned otter found in distress in a field in Bridgend has been taken into RSPCA care.

The young male otter – aged around two months – was found in a field quite far from the river in Blackmill, Bridgend, and was heard due to his loud distress calls.

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Nicole Wallace said: “The person who found him initially thought he was a mink from the high pitched sound he was making but on approaching him … Continue reading…

Nominations for the 2019 RSPCA honours are open – and animal campaigners and advocates across Wales have the chance to pick up a host of gongs.

RSPCA Cymru – alongside celebrity supporter and comedian John Bishop – is urging people across Wales to think about animal champions they may know who deserve recognition for their hard work.

Nominations can be made via the RSPCA website.

Recent winners of an RSPCA honour have included Michael Sharratt, of Whitland, who helped … Continue reading…

A white fluffy hamster had a lucky escape – after being taken into a Cardiff property by a cat!

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the cat’s owner saw their pet bring the hamster into their home yesterday morning (24 January), on Bishop Street in Grangetown.

Fortunately, the hamster was uninjured – and has now come into the care of the RSPCA.

The owner of the hamster is unknown – and RSPCA staff now hope to reunite the animal with their … Continue reading…