RSPCA Cymru is bracing itself for a surge in abandoned animals; fearing the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis could see more owners in Wales struggling to keep their pets.
The animal welfare charity typically sees abandonment levels peak in the summer months.
In 2019, between June and August, 1,133 animals in Wales were reported as abandoned to the RSPCA – with incidents most common in Rhondda Cynon Taf (101), Bridgend (85), Caerphilly (81) and Neath Port Talbot (81).
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An exotic frog has made a 5,000-mile trip to an Asda store in Llanelli – after being found amongst an a-peel-ing bunch of bananas from Colombia.
RSPCA Cymru was alerted after an eagle-eyed member of staff spotted the frog while on shift at the Murray Street store last Monday (June 29). The quick-thinking superstore worker has been thanked by the animal welfare charity.
Amphibians are capable of slowing down their metabolism under different environmental conditions – and it is believed … Continue reading…
RSPCA Cymru was briefly tasked with rescuing a baby alligator in Rhyl – but immediately identified that the stricken reptile was in fact a toy!
A report was received by the charity, after Rhyl resident Clare Kelly was tricked into believing a baby alligator had been found in a bush in the North Wales town, before being placed in the bath of their Crescent Road home on Tuesday (30 June).
However, it was actually a toy alligator – with the … Continue reading…
A swan had an unwanted trip to soft play – after getting a discarded foam play square stuck around her neck on Wednesday (July 1).
RSPCA Cymru raced to the aid of the swan, after her plight was spotted by a member of the public at a lake near Rhydwen Close in Rhyl.
Fortunately, the swan was uninjured and the foam could be safely removed and the bird immediately returned to the wild.
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An otter has been returned to the Swansea Valley following a lengthy period of rehabilitation in the care of the RSPCA Stapeley Grange in Nantwich, Cheshire.
The otter had spent some seven weeks in the care of the animal welfare charity after being found in a worrying state of weakness – she was wobbly on her feet, malnourished, and in urgent need of assistance.
A member of the public had spotted the injured otter on Wednesday 6 May, and contacted … Continue reading…