She may have been looking for a good hiding place from predators – but this hedgehog picked the wrong one.

The hog had become trapped inside a drain pipe outside a house in Gelli Deg, Fforestfach, Swansea, and RSPCA Cymru were called to the rescue.

RSPCA animal collection officer, Ellie West, said: “We often get called to hedgehogs stuck down drains and I thought this rescue would be just the same as normal, except the hedgehog wasn’t straight down the … Continue reading…

A terrapin has had a lucky escape after being rescued from a dual carriageway in Swansea.

Fortunately a passing police car spotted the terrapin at Pant Y Blawd road and rescued her out of harm’s way.

South Wales Police then contacted the RSPCA who collected the terrapin from the police station – now identified as a yellow bellied slider.

RSPCA inspector Nic De Celis said: “I’m not sure how fast she was going – but she caught the eye of … Continue reading…

A man from St David’s has been banned from keeping horses for five years after he failed to provide proper care for five equines, in what an RSPCA inspector has described as the “worst case of overgrown hooves” he has had to deal with in more than 18 years as an RSPCA inspector.

Ian Morgan Bert Griffiths (d.o.b 04/04/1963) of Berea, St Davids, appeared at Haverfordwest Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Monday, 25 September) and pleaded guilty to one offence.

Griffiths admitted … Continue reading…

It’s FUR-REAL! More than 10,000 cats have been neutered and microchipped across Wales as part of a scheme which encourages responsible ownership.

The Wales Cat Neutering and Microchipping Project which is run by RSPCA Cymru and Cats Protection aims to encourage cat owners to neuter and microchip their pets.

RSPCA Cymru is now delighted to announce that more than 10,000 cats have now benefited from the scheme.

RSPCA Cymru’s project support and development manager, Helen Ward, said: “Last month we … Continue reading…

An appeal for information has been launched after a dog was found abandoned on Rhigos Mountain, near Aberdare, emaciated and covered in tumours.

The brindle mastiff dog was found by a member of the public on Tuesday (12 September) at around 1pm and was taken to Hope Rescue Centre in Llanharan.

The dog – nicknamed Winston – was taken to avets, but sadly he was put to sleep on veterinary advice due to the severity of his suffering. He was … Continue reading…