RSPCA Cymru is searching for the owner of a bantam chicken found in Port Talbot. 

A member of the public found the chicken in the garden of their Border Road home, after the bird was brought to the property by their cats.

Fortunately, the chicken is uninjured and RSPCA Cymru is now eager to trace the owner. The animal was collected by the animal welfare charity today (22 July).

RSPCA inspector Neill Manley said: “We really hope someone can help … Continue reading…

A member of the public walked into an Abertillery pet shop and handed over a bag, claiming it contained a dead cat – only for the shopkeeper to find a corn snake inside, who was very much alive. 

RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information in the hope of tracing the individual who dumped the snake on Wednesday (15 July) at the Pawfection Pet Shop on Somerset Street.

The orange and brown snake was inside the tied bag, inside … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is celebrating the success of a 14 year long campaign to see the use of wild animals in circuses banned in Wales.

Members of the Senedd tonight (15 July) voted unanimously – by 53 votes to zero – in favour of the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill passing its final stage of legislative scrutiny in the Welsh Parliament.

The Bill will make it an offence to use wild animals in travelling circuses – through performance or exhibition. … Continue reading…

The dangers outdoor netting can pose to wildlife has come under the spotlight – with RSPCA Cymru continuing to deal with incidents across Wales amid coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

Wild birds – like gulls and pigeons – are too often victims of unmaintained bird deterrent netting, becoming entangled and trapped. In recent weeks, officers in Wales have raced to help gulls and a jackdaw in precarious situations.

The animal welfare charity has issued a reminder about the importance of correctly installing, … Continue reading…

Two blackbirds have been returned to the wild after being rescued in Cardigan.   

RSPCA officers were alerted after the duo were found as fledglings in their nest in a recycling skip without parent birds. It was unclear where the nest had originally been built.

A member of the public had taken the blackbirds to Tinker’s Hill Bird of Prey & Swan Rescue Centre, before they came into the care of the RSPCA.

Fortunately, there were no welfare concerns with the … Continue reading…