A CAT has been found in a pet carrier on the side of the road in Pontnewynydd, Pontypool.

The black cat – who has a small white patch on his neck under his chin – was found by a member of the public in a carrier under some bushes near Pontnewynydd Park on Monday [2 February].

RSPCA animal collection officer Gary Lucas said: “The young adult male cat had no collar or microchip. He is a sweet little thing.

“We … Continue reading…

NORTH Wales residents are being encouraged to take advantage of a spring neutering scheme which could stop thousands of unwanted animals being born.

The scheme is part of a collaboration between the North Wales RSPCA Branches, Cats Protection and pharmaceutical company Bayer.

This year the scheme will take place in February, March and April and offers all those eligible the opportunity to have their cat neutered for just £5.

In addition all cats neutered will receive one complimentary flea and … Continue reading…

RSPCA’s Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre in Upper Colwyn Bay is appealing for a suitable home for four goldfish.

The goldfish were left in a tank and abandoned in a house in November.

Kennel and cattery supervisor Chris Butler said: “They are currently small but could grow up to 40cm if provided with the appropriate care.

“It is a myth that they grow to the size of their tank and if kept in these conditions it can cause stunted growth, medical conditions … Continue reading…

A LONELY micro-pig is settling into his new home in the Gower.

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

RSPCA inspector Gemma Cooper said she feared that he may have been one of the first victims of an unwanted Christmas present.

As a temporary measure the micro-pig was looked after by a vet, but he kept trying to break into a sheep pen – it was thought it … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA has released a badger back into the wild.

A member of the public found the wild animal collapsed on Catbrook Road, Catbrook, Chepstow, on 8 January and contacted the RSPCA.

The badger was still conscious and kept trying to stand up, but kept falling over.

RSPCA animal collection officers (ACO) Fiona Jackson and Stephanie Davidson attended and took the sow (female badger) to a veterinary surgery for tests.

No fractures were spotted on an X-ray – but it … Continue reading…