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…

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…