RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information after a cat was fatally shot in the Neath area.

The cat – named Bird – was found with a puncture wound between his shoulder blades, and was in severe distress as he dragged his back legs along the floor.

Sadly, Bird’s injuries were so severe that he later died from the extent of the injuries.

He was found at approximately 10:20pm, on 17 May, in the area of Valley View within … Continue reading…

A deaf dog who spends time with people affected by dementia in specialist North Wales facilities has been awarded ‘Rescue Dog of the Year’ at the Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre’s Fun Dog Show.

Ted, who is approximately eight years old, picked up the accolade at the event in Upper Colwyn Bay on Sunday (21 May).

Rescue dogs from across North Wales were in attendance at the show – many of whom had inspiring, uplifting stories to share with the judges.

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A pony has been saved from certain death after being rescued by RSPCA Cymru from the bottom of a Cardigan sea cliff.

The dramatic rescue – which took place on 18 May, and involved 13 RSPCA officers – has been caught on film, with the pony winched an incredible 80 feet from a shingle bed to safety.

It took place at Gwbert, from a cliff near Cardigan Golf Club. The rescue involved two RSPCA rope rescue teams, cliff rescue … Continue reading…

The dangers razor wire poses to birds has been highlighted, after a gull had to be put to sleep in Newport.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after a member of the public spotted the bird tangled in the wire on a lane near Phillip Court in the city. The incident took place on Saturday (20 May).

Sadly, the gull was found to have broken both wings, and had to be put to sleep on welfare grounds to prevent further suffering.

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The dramatic RSPCA Cymru rescue of a sheep trapped in a Gwynedd cove has been captured on film.

Breathtaking footage, largely recorded on action cameras, shows RSPCA officers swimming out to the cove to complete the amazing rescue.

The four-person rescue took place on 10 May, in Trefor, on the north coast of the Llŷn Peninsula – and demonstrates the incredible lengths the charity will go to rescue animals, and protect their welfare.

RSPCA inspectors Mike Pugh, Mark Roberts, … Continue reading…