Almost 60 animals from the RSPCA’s Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre will be looking for a forever home in the New Year.

Dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets and even a cockerel are among the animals at the centre hoping to find their perfect family in 2017.

RSPCA Cymru is reminding anyone considering getting a pet to do their homework as to the responsibilities involved, and to remember that many animals – like those based at Bryn-Y-Maen – are often desperate for … Continue reading…

A seal pup has been rescued by RSPCA Cymru in remarkable circumstances – after being spotted almost seven miles from the sea in the Vale of Glamorgan!

The charity rescued the pup after it was found in a farmer’s field in Graig Penllyn near Cowbridge on December 21.

RSPCA Cymru believes the pup must have reached the field after undertaking an extraordinary journey up the streams of the River Thaw.

He was found dehydrated and a little underweight – but … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has expressed disappointment at a report, prepared for Welsh Government, which recommends against the introduction of mandatory CCTV in Wales’ slaughterhouses.

The report, entitled ‘The Need for and Possible Implementation of a Workable System of CCTV in All Slaughterhouses in Wales‘, was written by a Task and Finish Group, looking into the safeguarding of animal welfare at slaughter.

It concluded that there is “not sufficient basis” to make the implementation of CCTV a mandatory requirement in … Continue reading…

Cat owners in Pontardawe have been urged to be cautious, following concerns of suspected cat poisoning incidents in the local area.

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a local resident – Muslimah Miah – recently lost her cat Lily, who was little over one-year-old. A toxicology report, from a local veterinary practice, confirmed the poisoning.

Miss Miah lost another cat to a poisoning 18 months ago, whilst a neighbour’s cat is also understood to have gone through the same … Continue reading…

A couple in Porth were left shocked after the pelt of a deer was found dumped in their back garden, with its presence a “complete mystery”.

RSPCA Cymru is urgently appealing for information as to how the deer’s skin was thrown into the South Wales garden, on High Street in Porth, fearing that it could be linked to wildlife crime.

The animal skin – with one piece measuring approximately one metre in length – was found on Saturday 17 December, … Continue reading…