Two terrified cats were brought to safety following two rescue operations by the RSPCA and the fire service on Monday (20 January).

Black and white cat Annie had been stuck up a tree for five days at Grosmont near Abergavenny, before being rescued. While six-month-old Angel was rescued from a conifer tree in Ely, Cardiff, after being spotted there at around 10am on Sunday (19 January).

RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer Sian Burton, who was called to Grosmont following a call … Continue reading…

Twenty-one cockerels have been rescued after being abandoned in Northumberland.


The birds were dumped in a wooded area just off the A1, near the village of Belford.


Nineteen of the birds were caught by RSPCA staff and caring members of the public on Friday 10 January.


RSPCA inspector Trevor Walker said: “We had a call about a large number of cockerels that had been dumped.


“Two of our animal collection officers, ACO Terry Haley and ACO … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has warmly welcomed confirmation from the Welsh Government that the country’s dog breeding regulations are to be revisited.

This follows a report published by the Animal Health and Welfare Framework Group on the issue of dog breeding – including input from the RSPCA.

At present, anyone with three or more breeding bitches meeting certain conditions must be licensed – but welfare issues and poor breeding practices persist in Wales, as exposed by a recent BBC documentary.

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RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information after an emaciated dog was found in a wheelie bin in Northop.

Images – which sadly are of an extremely distressing nature – have been released by the animal welfare charity as part of the investigation to further enquiries following the fly tipping incident on Saturday (11 January) at The Green.

The dog’s body – along with the fly tipping – was reported the Flintshire County Council, with the RSPCA being notified…. Continue reading…

A tawny owl has been rescued by the RSPCA after becoming trapped in a wood burner in Pontrobert, Meifod.

The RSPCA received a call on 9 January with deputy chief inspector Phil Lewis attending the property to assess the situation.

Phil said: “I was just about able to see the owl on a ledge inside the flue, but I was unable to reach him so a plan was made to return with a builder to try and dismantle the burner … Continue reading…