THE RSPCA has taken a late newborn seal into its care.
The grey seal pup – thought to be just three to four days old – had his umbilical cord attached when he was found at St Justinian’s near St Davids.
It is unusual for seals to be born at this time of year as this is end of their breeding season. Grey seal breeding seasons can differ given the geographical location; in Wales the season is typically August to … Continue reading…
A CAT has been abandoned on the side of the road at Gwespyr, Holywell.
The black cat was found in a small grey cat carrier on the side of the road off the A548 before Seaview holiday park on Thursday evening [19 February].
RSPCA inspector Kia Thomas said: “A member of the public initially heard the cat and then found her in a grey cat carrier near to her home.
“Thinking someone was going to return for the cat she … Continue reading…
RSPCA Cymru has taken part in a live exercise organised by Monmouthshire County Council to test major incident procedures.
RSPCA animal welfare officer (AWO) Sian Burton took part in the event held at Monmouth Leisure Centre yesterday [19 February].
As well as the council and RSPCA Cymru, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, British Red Cross, St John Cymru-Wales and Raynet (The Radio Amateurs’ Emergency Network) took part.
The exercise involved around 14 dogs and more than 130 volunteer ‘evacuees’ … Continue reading…
IT is an age old question – what came first the chicken or the egg?
Well, for two RSPCA officers – in this case it was the chicken – after a stray chicken was found on Pentwyn Terrace, Abersychan, Pontypool on Wednesday. [18 February]
RSPCA inspector Gemma Black, along with RSPCA animal welfare officer Sian Burton, collected the lost chicken after it was first seen wandering the streets at 2.50pm.
Inspector Black said: “We picked her up and put her … Continue reading…
TRAINING is well underway for a group of runners getting ready to represent RSPCA Cymru on St David’s Day.
In just over a week, RSPCA Cymru staff will be springing into action for the St David’s Day 10k run in Cardiff on Sunday 1 March.
Under the name of Team Animal Cymru, runners will taking part in the 10k challenge as #TeamDog or #TeamCat – while raising awareness and funds for the Society at the same time.
RSPCA Cymru will … Continue reading…