The decomposing and potentially burned body of a rabbit has been found dumped in a cage on a Caerphilly business park, prompting an RSPCA Cymru appeal for information.

Officers from the animal welfare charity were alerted after a member of the public found the cage off Van Road in the town yesterday (26 April).

The rabbit was found in a metal-barred cage, with the animal’s body very decomposed – comprising “little more than fur and bones”.

A food bowl, bedding … Continue reading…

The importance of microchipping pets has been highlighted by RSPCA Cymru, after a cat missing for more than FOUR MONTHS was reunited with his owner in Pontyclun.

RSPCA Cymru was notified after a cat was seen limping on Ely Street in the town on 16 April.

The injured cat was confined by a member of the public, before an RSPCA officer attended the scene to collect the animal.

It was found the male cat, named Gwynno, was microchipped – and … Continue reading…

A black cat has been rescued from a tight squeeze – after getting their neck badly caught-up in netting between two Port Talbot properties.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted on Saturday (14 April) after a member of the public saw the panicked cat thrashing around and constrained by green netting adjacent to two walls.

An RSPCA animal welfare officer attended Trefelin Crescent, and was able to cut the terrified moggy free from the netting.

Fortunately, the cat was not injured from … Continue reading…

This column was first published in the Daily Post; and is the first of Chief Inspector Leanne Hardy’s new column for the North Wales newspaper.

We know North Wales is a region packed full of animal lovers – and one of the things those involved with the RSPCA get asked about a lot is opportunities to volunteer with our charity.

The RSPCA is hugely fortunate to have people eager to help us out. As a charity, we need that support … Continue reading…

An RSPCA inspector was left “disgusted” after a hedgehog was found tied to a tree by shoelaces used as a “makeshift crucifix”.

The animal welfare charity was alerted after a member of the public found the wild animal on Brynglas Avenue in the Pontllanfraith area of Blackwood yesterday (17 April).

Shockingly, the male hedgehog was found with their belly facing outwards from the tree, constrained by shoe laces. His leg was bleeding, as was his mouth and nose, and sadly … Continue reading…