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…