An urgent appeal for information has been launched by RSPCA Cymru after a collapsed terrier-type dog was found in a desperate state, on Plas Acton Road in Pandy near Wrexham.

The small male dog, who was unneutered and without a microchip, was found in a small pull-in to a farm gate, next to the Pandy cemetery. He had a large tumour on his back, which was infested with maggots.

He was also visibly thin, and barely had the strength to … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has issued a warning about the use of legal poisons, amid fears two hedgehogs may have died on Anglesey after consuming rat poison.

Two hedgehogs were found dead in the Beaumaris area on the North Wales island. They were found on 18 July, with the incident reported to the RSPCA a few days later.

Both had their mouths open, with blood coming out, but otherwise appeared in good condition. Their bodies were found on The Pines, in Penmon…. Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has been meeting with thousands of show-goers, as the annual Royal Welsh Show continues.

The charity will be at the Royal Welsh Show throughout the week, with the annual agricultural show concluding at close of play on Thursday 27 July.

Show goers are being urged to back a petition supporting the establishment of an Animal Offender Register for Wales, with the charity receiving a “hugely positive reception” to the idea.

It is hoped a register of offenders will … Continue reading…

A struggling young badger has been rescued from the pathway of a Cardiff property, and is recovering at a local specialist wildlife facility. 

The badger was spotted by a member of the public, staggering a few steps at a time at a Castle Road property in Tongwynlais, in the early evening of 3 July.

RSPCA Cymru attended, and found a disorientated badger who, despite no obvious injuries, was out in the daylight and very unsteady on his feet.

The badger … Continue reading…

A man who was caught illegally smuggling puppies via Holyhead has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

Ben James Illidge (d.o.b 22/12/1983), of Wilson Crescent, Northwich, was sentenced at Caernarfon Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday 13 July), having previously pleaded guilty to a series of charges.

Illidge was caught – in November 2016 – seeking to smuggle 35 puppies through Holyhead Port in hugely inappropriate conditions. He was identified as part of Operation Delphin, a multi-agency operation tackling the scourge of … Continue reading…