RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a man and a woman were seen potentially attacking a wild animal with two terriers in Pontypool Park.

The animal welfare charity was contacted by a witness who saw the suspicious activity where one dog was down a hole (thought to be a burrow or den) with another dog kept on a lead on Saturday (19 October) at 5.10pm.

Following the call, RSPCA inspector Sophie Daniels and inspector Christine McNeil attended the location … Continue reading…

A young fox trapped in a snare near Fishguard has been rescued and released by RSPCA Cymru.

The animal welfare charity was contacted after a member of the public found the fox trapped in a snare on a public footpath in the Gwaun Valley, near Llanychaer, on 6 October.

The snare had been set at the base of a tree – which is not compliant with the Welsh Government’s voluntary code of best practice on the use of snares.

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The RSPCA is urging animal lovers to think and plan carefully before buying a small furry as a ‘starter pet’ for their children as they reveal they rescued – on average – more than one per day last year in Wales.

Rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, mice, ferrets, chinchillas, hamsters are often seen as an easy, first pet for children. However, it is important to remember that small does not necessarily mean simple – as they can have complex needs.

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A Cardiff taxi driver had an unexpected passenger on board – after discovering an orange corn snake under the bonnet of a taxi.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted after the shock discovery was made in the Grangetown area of the city last Friday (11 October).

The animal welfare charity attended, and was able to reach the snake – which was found just beneath the bonnet of the vehicle on Stockland Street.

Fortunately, despite being a little underweight and cold, the snake … Continue reading…

A Cardiff family had a shock when a stray ferret wandered through the back-door of their home. 

RSPCA Cymru was contacted after the ferret made an unannounced visit to a property on Fidlas Road last Friday evening (11 October). The property is on the Cyncoed side of the road.

The male ferret was taken to a veterinary practice to be checked over, but fortunately was found to have no welfare concerns. He is now based at the charity’s Newport Animal … Continue reading…