A family pet was left with severe injuries and had to be put to sleep after being shot with an air rifle in North Wales.

Bobby, an eight-year-old tabby and white cat, was found injured by a member of the public on Wednesday 9 November in Wrexham, and taken to a nearby veterinary practice. The cat was from the Minera area of the town.

X-rays showed that the cat had been shot, with a pellet visible just above his hip … Continue reading…

Almost 100 puppies were rescued at Holyhead Port in the early hours of Tuesday morning, as part of an RSPCA-led, multi-agency operation tackling illegal animal importation.

The incident has been labelled a “shocking example” of the scale of the puppy trade, with the puppies – of various breeds including Beagles, Basset Hounds, Labradoodles and Pomeranians – treated as “cash bonanza” for organised criminal groups.

Following an intelligence-led move, two consignments of puppies were intercepted by Border Force as part of … Continue reading…

A pair of terrified French bulldog puppies have been rescued by RSPCA Cymru, after being found in a cardboard box in Pontypool Park on Saturday 12 November.

The two male pups were found – with many of their bones visible – by a member of the public walking his own dogs in Pontypool, who then contacted the RSPCA.

After their rescue, both dogs underwent veterinary treatment, having been found both very underweight and with extensive skin problems. The pair seemed … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is urgently seeking witnesses to a suspected dog beating incident in North Wales.

A man was seen allegedly punching a dog, on Brynycabanau Road in the Hightown area of Wrexham on 26 October, at approximately 9.30pm.

RSPCA Cymru is urging any witnesses to come forward with any detail, or information, about the incident.

Kia Thomas, RSPCA inspector, said:

“RSPCA Cymru is aware of hugely worrying reports in the Hightown area of Wrexham, concerning the beating of a dog … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is looking for the owner of a pet African pygmy hedgehog – after the animal was found in Cardiff.

The unusual find was made by a member of the public, in the Llandaff North area in Cardiff, shortly before 7am on Saturday, 5 November. The hog was visibly frightened and was shaking.

When collected, the animal, who has a white belly, was very cold and was put onto a hot water bottle to warm him up. Following some … Continue reading…