A male pit-bull type dog has been found dead in a lake in Trefil near Tredgegar with a “gruesome” shot wound to his head.

The sad discovery was made on Sunday (29 November) by a member of the public who called the RSPCA. The dog was found with his head submerged in the water of the lake which is near the Tafarn Ty Uchaf in Trefil – a few miles from Tredegar.

RSPCA inspector Simon Evans said: “This poor pit-bull … Continue reading…

He may be missing a full pout – but that doesn’t stop Fig giving you a big sloppy kiss!

Fig – the patterdale terrier type dog – was taken in by the RSPCA last month after he was found with horrific injuries to his mouth, jaw and lips which were suspected to have been caused by badger baiting.

An information appeal was launched after he wandered into a yard at Painscastle covered in mud, extremely thirsty and with severe injuries … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a young fox is suspected to have died from poisoning in Cardiff.

The animal welfare charity was alerted to the animal by a member of the public who found the fox in a collapsed state in the area of Pant-Y-Caerau, Church Road in Pentyrch.

Sadly when RSPCA inspector Gemma Cooper attended the location on 12 November, the fox had died.

“The symptoms presented by the fox before death would suggest that he died … Continue reading…

Where is the love for this beautiful lovebird?

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a lovebird was found abandoned in its cage at the side of a road in Caerau, Cardiff.

The animal welfare charity was contacted by a nearby resident who had found the cage with the bird inside at around 7.30pm on Caerau Lane on Monday (16 November). The caller kindly took the bird and cage home with them from the cold weather conditions for safe keeping…. Continue reading…

A motorist had a surprise after finding five brown long-eared bats in a green refuse sack on the A48.

Local resident Huw Jones spotted the sack on the road at the Maes Y Bont turn-off last Wednesday (11 November) at approximately 5.15pm. However, he had an “unbelievable shock” when he went to move the bag and saw signs of life inside.

Initially, Mr Jones thought the bag contained a single bat – but, on further inspection after transporting the bag … Continue reading…