An American bulldog was found in a “pitiful” condition staggering the streets of a South Wales village, prompting an urgent RSPCA Cymru appeal for information.

Officers from the charity were contacted after the female dog was found in the village of Quakers Yard – near Merthyr Tydfil – on Friday (9 March).

The white and brown dog – who is very identifiable due to a scar on her back – had an abscess underneath her throat which was dripping with … Continue reading…

A golden plover has been rescued by the RSPCA, after being spotted alone in a domestic garden in the Porthcawl area for a number of days. 

Residents spotted the bird, who was walking around a garden for approximately four days, but made no attempt to fly away, or lift their wings.

The RSPCA was alerted to the bird’s situation, and collected an underweight golden plover, who was able to run and fly only a very short distance.

Officers noticed the … Continue reading…

A search for the owner of an African Grey Parrot has been launched, after being found at the school of engineering at Cardiff University.

The bird was found at the University’s Newport Road-based engineering school on Tuesday (6 March).

A microchip was found on the bird, who is now based at the Valley Vets surgery in Cardiff, but the chip – sadly – has not been registered; meaning the owner is unknown. Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, it … Continue reading…

An RSPCA veterinary clinic is running “desperately low” of blankets and other bedding, and has asked supporters to donate unwanted items to help animals in its care.

RSPCA Merthyr Tydfil Clinic – at The Willows in Abercanaid – provides veterinary care for sick or injured animals rescued by RSPCA officers; and offers low-cost support for pets of people on benefits in the local community.

The centre provides care for more than 5,000 animals every year, including treatment for sick and … Continue reading…

Assembly Members have been urged to use a plenary debate on the use of wild animals in circuses to show their support for anticipated Welsh Government legislation on the key animal welfare issue.

RSPCA has led the campaign to see the “outdated, cruel” practice brought to an end in Wales – and last month (14 February) welcomed news that the Welsh Government confirmed its plan to bring forward legislation to ban the use of wild animals in circuses.

The charity … Continue reading…