RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information – and reminding owners to be vigilant – after four cats are believed to have died due to suspected poisoning in Risca.

The animal welfare charity was notified by one cat owner after their black and white cat was tragically poisoned and subsequently died. The cat had been taken to the vets – and poisoning had been confirmed – but the type of poisoning was not known.

RSPCA chief inspector Elaine Spence said: “Our … Continue reading…

A hedgehog has been rescued from a tight spot – a drain pipe in Llanelli.

The poor hedgehog was found trapped down a pipe in Felinfoel on 26 April.

RSPCA inspector Leigh Summers said: “This hedgehog had fallen down this pipe – which goes into the ground – and had become completely stuck.

“Thankfully I was able reach in and remove him safely and luckily he appeared to have no obvious injuries. He’s now been taken to a wildlife rehabilitation … Continue reading…

Ten puppies have been dumped in a box near Gaer Fort in Newport.

A member of the public found the ten puppies – thought to be lurcher type dogs – near the Iron Age hill fort just off Bassaleg Road, and took them to the nearby RSPCA Newport Animal Centre.

RSPCA inspector Izzi Hignell, who is investigating this incident, said: “The puppies were just abandoned in a box – left on their own. They must have been so frightened. The … Continue reading…

Six schools from across Wales have qualified for the finale of a prestigious debating competition, to take place at the National Assembly for Wales.

RSPCA Cymru has been hosting Great Debate events, with school children debating a host of animal welfare topics at “centres of citizenship and democracy” across Wales.

Twenty two teams from 21 schools have competed in five Wales heats – with schools from Cardiff, Bangor, Milford Haven, Pontypridd, Llanelli and Rhydyfelin winning through and reaching June’s final…. Continue reading…

RSPCA prosecutions in Wales have hit a FIVE-YEAR HIGH – with social media and video evidence playing a central role in catching many perpetrators of animal cruelty.

Offenders are being caught in the act on camera – or are openly filming themselves harming animals – with RSPCA Cymru calling 2018 a year of “unimaginable cruelty”.

In 2018, there were 164 convictions secured by the RSPCA in magistrates’ courts across Wales with RSPCA Cymru superintendent Martyn Hubbard describing cases as “shocking, … Continue reading…