THE RSPCA is appealing for information after a swan was shot by a pellet gun in Wrexham.

The RSPCA was contacted by a member of the public who was concerned about the welfare of a swan at Stryt Las in Johnstown, Wrexham.

RSPCA officers attended the location several times to monitor the swan which appeared to be behaving normally.

However, following further visits the swan appeared to be deteriorating and officers carried out a boat rescue in order to catch … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is appealing for the owner of a parakeet found in Swansea to come forward.

The yellow-fronted parakeet (also known as a ‘kakariki’), was found at Cadle Crescent, Portmead yesterday [22 April] by a member of the public who notified the RSPCA.

RSPCA animal welfare officer Paula Milton said: “The parakeet was loose outside. It is a friendly bird who will sit on your finger.

“The parakeet is likely to be an escaped pet, so we are appealing for … Continue reading…

POOR Ruby arrived at the RSPCA in a dreadful state.

She was handed in to the Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre in Upper Colwyn Bay over 12 months ago.

The female Staffie cross breed dog, initially named ‘Twiggy’ by centre staff, was handed in by a group of people who found her abandoned on the side of the A458 road in Conwy county.

She was painfully thin with all of her ribs, shoulder and pelvic bones showing. She was filthy and had … Continue reading…

A DRAMA unfolded in Pontypridd when a dog attacked a cat – frightening another cat to climb a nine foot cenotaph memorial.

On Saturday [19 April] a member of the public called the RSPCA after they witnessed a dog attacking a cat at Common Road, Pontypridd.

The female tabby cat was seen being bitten and shaken by a dog. The dog ran off but the attack left another cat so terrified by the incident she ran up the Cenotaph Memorial … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA has faced another horrific year of cruelty cases across Wales.

The RSPCA’s annual figures for 2014 show that there has been a rise in the number of complaints investigated from 11,372 in 2013 to 11,740.*

A shocking 1,389 of these complaints in 2014 involved deliberate and often violent cruelty being inflicted on animals. This was up from 1,264 in 2013. These complaints include beatings, fighting related, improper killing, poisoning, trapping and mutilation.

RSPCA Cymru superintendent Martyn Hubbard said: … Continue reading…