The RSPCA has urged Deeside residents to be on the look-out for approximately 15 pet canaries believed to be loose in the Sandycroft area.

It is understood the pet birds are on the loose in the local area, and anyone who spots one has been urged to note the location, carefully confine them if possible in a secure, well-ventilated cardboard box and contact the RSPCA immediately.

Sadly, it is not anticipated that the pet birds will be able to survive … Continue reading…

Animal welfare must be a key consideration of the Welsh Government’s new strategy for flood and coastal erosion risk, according to RSPCA Cymru.

The animal welfare charity has responded to the Welsh Government’s new plans, highlighting the importance of ensuring communities are prepared to protect animals in the event of an emergency.

Almost half of all households in Wales own at least one animal, and many may be unwilling to vacate or leave an emergency situation unless the welfare … Continue reading…

An urgent appeal for information has been launched by RSPCA Cymru after three equines were found on the hillside at Wolfscastle in Haverfordwest.

Officers from the animal welfare charity were contacted after the horses were spotted by a member of the public on Sunday (8 September).

The horses – one Shetland, and two Welsh Section B type – are now in the care of the RSPCA as the search for an owner continues.

Anyone with information about where they may … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has underlined the “critical importance” of their working relationship with equine vets, as three representatives from the charity attend the British Equine Veterinary Association Congress.

The Congress – in Birmingham – attracts those connected with the equine veterinary profession from around the world, and is taking place at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham this week (11 to 14 September).

RSPCA’s chief veterinary officer Caroline Allen, vet liaison manager Michelle Edwards and inspectorate national equine coordinator Christine McNeil … Continue reading…

An RSPCA officer had a surprise – after responding to a call about a snake in Pencoed; only to arrive to find an elephant hawk-moth caterpillar!

RSPCA attended the Penybont Road property after concerns that a non-native species of snake was in the garden, where the animal had been confined by a concerned resident.

However, the animal was actually an elephant hawk-moth caterpillar!

The caterpillars retract their head and inflate the front of their body if they feel under threat … Continue reading…