An RSPCA officer had a surprise – after responding to a call about a snake in Pencoed; only to arrive to find an elephant hawk-moth caterpillar!

RSPCA attended the Penybont Road property after concerns that a non-native species of snake was in the garden, where the animal had been confined by a concerned resident.

However, the animal was actually an elephant hawk-moth caterpillar!

The caterpillars retract their head and inflate the front of their body if they feel under threat … Continue reading…

Commenting on the announcement of the launch of a Welsh Government consultation on draft Regulations – ‘The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Animal Exhibits) (Wales) Regulations 2020’ – RSPCA Cymru assistant director for external relations Claire Lawson said:

“We warmly welcome the launch of this consultation – and look forward to closely scrutinising these important proposals.

“The welfare of animals based in both static and traveling exhibits is of paramount importance to the RSPCA, and this consultation comes at a time … Continue reading…

One of Britain’s holy islands was the unusual site for the rescue of an oil-stricken peregrine falcon.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted after the falcon was found by a part-time resident of the island on Sunday (25 August).

Caldey Island has a population of approximately 40 residents, and is home to varying numbers of Cistercian monks.

The falcon was returned safely to Tenby, and collected by RSPCA Cymru. He has now been transferred to RSPCA West Hatch Wildlife Centre in Somerset … Continue reading…

The dangers fishing litter present to wildlife has been highlighted after RSPCA Cymru rescued an entangled buzzard in Haverfordwest.

RSPCA officers were alerted after the buzzard was spotted caught in the fishing line, and hanging from a tree upside down over a river on Sunday (25 August). The charity has thanked the “responsible angler” who observed and reported the bird’s plight.

The buzzard was in a field behind the Oak Veterinary Group Limited practice in the Pembrokeshire town. Video footageContinue reading…

A cat who came into the care of the RSPCA after their owner moved into a care home is now looking for her new forever home.

Gorgeous Tabitha is a five-year-old domestic short haired tabby cat, who has been labelled a “sweet and gentle” cat by staff at the RSPCA Newport Adoption Centre.

The cat came into the care of the RSPCA after her previous owner had to go into a care home. She was the “world” of her former … Continue reading…