RSPCA Cymru is pleased to announce the winners of the Community Animal Welfare Footprint (CAWF) awards scheme for 2014.

This year, 10 organisations have scooped awards in the four categories – stray dog provision, contingency planning, housing provision and animal welfare; with bronze, silver and gold standards awarded, depending on the level of service provided by the authority or organisation.

Newport City Council, Cardiff Dogs Home and Denbighshire County Council have all been awarded with a gold standard in the … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is warning of the dangers of litter after a young hedgehog became trapped in a plastic lid.

A kindhearted member of the public discovered the poor creature at Willowbrook Gardens, St Mellons, Cardiff yesterday morning at around 7am (8 September) and placed the hedgehog safely in a box until RSPCA animal collection officer Gary Lucas arrived.

He said: “The juvenile hedgehog had its head stuck in a piece of plastic. I was able to cut off the lid … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is appealing for information following reports that cats from a Pembrokeshire village have died suspiciously.

There have been several reports of cats being killed at Gray Avenue, Manorbier. One owner suspects her black and white male cat was poisoned. A cat has also been injured in a snare and there have been reports of three other cats which have died suspiciously in the area.

RSPCA inspector Keith Hogben said: “We are appealing to anyone who has any information … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat recently died of suspected poisoning in Pontypool.

The owner of the tabby cat reported to the RSPCA that her pet became very unsteady and appeared to be having a fit. She took her cat to the vet who diagnosed it as antifreeze poisoning. Sadly she was put to sleep.

The caller from Davis Close also fears that her other cat was also poisoned as her black and white moggie died of … Continue reading…

SEALS are not usually known for their hiking credentials – but Jelly the young pup has been on quite a mission.

The exhausted seal, named Jelly, was found at least half a mile from Abereiddy beach in Pembrokeshire in the early hours of Tuesday morning (2 September).

Animal collection officer Ellie West said Jelly, who is only a week old, had been on quite a tiring adventure. “Jelly was found in quite unusual circumstances,” she said.

“Members of the public … Continue reading…