THE RSPCA is appealing for information after a chicken was found covered in white emulsion paint.

The chicken – which also had tinsel wrapped around its beak – was found by a member of the public on Oakland Terrace, Rhymney, Tredegar on 19 January.

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Gary Lucas said: “The chicken was found covered with what transpired to be emulsion paint.

“The spread of paint suggested that it had been done deliberately.

“The chicken was taken to … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA has assisted in the rescue of a stray cat that became stuck up a 50 foot tree.

The female cat, which is a stray, is looked after by staff at Ty Newydd Country Hotel which is located on Penderyn Road, Hirwaun, Aberdare.

RSPCA inspector Gemma Cooper said the rescue on 19 January was a success thanks to all partners involved.

“The cat probably chased a squirrel up there,” she said. “The hotel staff feed her everyday so they … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is marking the first anniversary of the Control of Horses (Wales) Act coming into force.

The new law has equipped Local Authorities in Wales with additional powers to tackle fly-grazing and abandonment problems which can have severe consequences for equine welfare and community safety.

RSPCA Cymru’s Steve Carter said: “The Welsh Government introduced the Control of Horses (Wales) Act in January 2014 and the RSPCA was pleased to be a key stakeholder in the development of the legislation…. Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the news that the Vale of Glamorgan Council has banned the release of sky lanterns from all council land with immediate effect.

The ban – which also applies to events organised by third parties which are held on council property – means that the Vale of Glamorgan is the SEVENTH local authority in Wales to act against the use of sky lanterns.

RSPCA Cymru has long highlighted the dangers associated with the use of sky lanterns, … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is issuing a reminder to people that pigs are not suitable as pets.

A male micro-pig was found in Ystalyfera in a garden on Wern Road on 12 January.

RSPCA inspector Gemma Cooper said: “He is a very small breed but his exact breed is unknown at this point.

“We think he one of the first victims of the ‘buying pets as a Christmas present’ issue.

“He is currently being looked after by a vet – but this … Continue reading…