A seven-strong team of RSPCA officers have staged a remarkable rescue of a trapped sheep from a quarry in Snowdonia.

The sheep had been trapped for approximately two weeks, and was stuck several hundred feet down the quarry, which prompted a call to the RSPCA.

RSPCA officers arrived at the scene to find the sheep uninjured, and with access to food and water, but with no way to return safely to land.

Inspectors Mark Roberts, Mike Pugh, Andy Broadbent, Kia … Continue reading…

A stray cat in the Llandudno area has lost his life after being poisoned with anti-freeze, prompting an appeal for information – and a vigilance warning – from RSPCA Cymru.

On 25 January, a member of the public found the collapsed cat, who was shivering and displaying symptoms consistent with being poisoned.

The black and white domestic shorthair cat was found on Llandudno Road, in Penrhyn Bay. There is no indication that the cat had an owner.

RSPCA Cymru collected … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is concerned after the body of a burned cat was found behind a block of flats in Swansea.

The charity is appealing to the public for information, after the body was found on Thursday 26 January.

Passers-by made the sad discovery behind the Pont Aur block of flats in Ystradgynlais, Swansea – with the circumstances as to how, or why, the cat was dumped in this way unclear.

It appears the body of the cat had been set … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is urgently seeking to reunite a cat, found in the Merthyr area with a ruptured eye, with her family.

The tortoiseshell cat was first spotted by a members of the public in the Glasier Road area of the town, straying, in November 2016. Locals kept a look out for her, providing temporary care and food.

However, the condition of the cat – still straying – worsened significantly in the weeks which followed, with her eye appearing both bloody … Continue reading…

The majority of the 950 million chickens farmed each year in the UK for food are bred to grow so fast millions of them are dangerously heavy for their age, struggle to walk properly and can suffer from heart defects, according to the RSPCA.

The issue – which will be highlighted by Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty on Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast (Channel 4, 27 January, 8pm) – is considered the most serious welfare problem facing chickens today … Continue reading…