IT was a lucky escape for this Tawny owl after becoming stuck in a chimney.

The bird managed to get trapped in the chimney of a log burner at a Tu Hwnt I’r Gamlas home in Arddleen, Llanmynech, Powys.

RSPCA inspector Phil Lewis, who was called to rescue the trapped bird on Saturday [13 December], said the owl had been wedged inside the flue since Thursday and was unable to escape.

“Fluttering was heard in the chimney and the … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is appealing for the owner of an injured cat to get in touch.

The poor ginger moggie was found at Fardre Court in Church Village on 18 November by a member of the public who found her collapsed on the floor.

RSPCA animal collection officer Fiona Jackson said: “The cat was involved in a road traffic collision and injured her tongue, which has been surgically repaired.

“She’s a ginger neutered female, who has been microchipped, but unfortunately the … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after three cats died from suspected poisoning.

Three cats were found in the same garden in Ash Grove, Perthcelyn, Mountain Ash, over the course of a week.

The first cat was collected on 4 December. The young male tabby sadly had neurological problems and on veterinary advice was put to sleep.

The second cat – a young tortoiseshell female – was collected on 6 December and sadly due to her condition was also put … Continue reading…


The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat became caught in an illegal trap.

Koshka, the black cat, had a lucky escape after he was trapped in a gin trap in the Narberth area in Pembrokeshire. He managed to make it home to his owner with the trap attached to him, but has lost a toe from the ordeal.

Gin traps are mechanical traps designed to catch an animal by its leg, using spring-operated jaws with teeth or … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is calling on its supporters to urge Assembly Members to vote in favour of new dog breeding regulations.

Sadly, Wales has been called the puppy-farming capital of the UK and puppies are paying the price.

On 9 December Assembly Members will have the chance to vote for new regulations that would improve the lives of so many dogs and puppies in Wales’ dog breeding establishments.

Though far from perfect, these regulations increase the focus on the role of … Continue reading…