Teenagers in the West Midlands are being teamed up with RSPCA rescue dogs in an innovative course which aims to change the lives of the animals and young people.

Paws for Change gives young people who are experiencing challenges the opportunity to bond with and train a rescue dog which has had a difficult start in life.

RSPCA staff work closely with local youth support professionals and alternative provision providers to offer week-long training sessions for young people, teaching skills … Continue reading…

The “devastating impact” fishing litter can have on wildlife has once again been brought to light – this time in Swansea.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted after a herring gull was found entangled in three barbs, attached to a hard body lure disguised as a fish.

An RSPCA inspector said the animal was “the single most distressed bird” she has dealt with in nine years on the frontline. The gull was found on King Edwards Road in the city.

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RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a man was caught on CCTV kicking a gull in Tonypandy.

CCTV footage obtained following the incident on 1 May shows the man approaching a gull in the car park next to Tonypandy Library and kicking the bird several times.

The gull sadly died following this incident, which took place around 3.40pm.

RSPCA inspector Simon Evans said: “This attack is just horrific. The CCTV footage shows this man deliberately kicking this gull, with … Continue reading…

A stowaway Balkan Green Lizard from the Island of Kos made an unexpected visit to Wales after finding his way into a holidaymaker’s suitcase.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after holidaymakers from Bridgend returned to their Laleston home to find the lizard in their suitcase. The discovery was made on Thursday 6 June.

The green lizard, approximately 20 centimetres in length, had shed his tail – a common defence mechanism for the species. However, otherwise, he is in good condition despite … Continue reading…

Four kittens have been rescued by the RSPCA after they were found in a skip in Llanelli.

The kittens aged around two weeks were found at Bellevue Road yesterday morning (4 June) and had been hidden by rubbish in the skip.

RSPCA animal welfare officer Paula Milton, who was called to the location, said: “When they were first found, the ginger kitten only had his head showing – the others had been covered up by the rubbish in the skip…. Continue reading…