While 2020 felt like a difficult year, it hasn’t all been doom and gloom. Our animals have provided comfort, joy and happiness while we endured lockdown uncertainty.

As well as the companionship of our wonderful pets, animals have also provided us with some memorable moments, including those who got themselves into some a-moo-sing and somewhat challenging situations and have needed a helping paw from the rescue teams at the RSPCA. From a seal who was found in two strange predicaments … Continue reading…

An RSPCA appeal has been launched after a kitten was shot with an air rifle in Barry.

The pellet shot poor eight-month-old Cosmo in the side – on 15 December – just days away from Christmas. The attack would have taken place in the Pencoedtre Road area of the town.

Cosmo was taken to a veterinary practice – Vale Veterinary Centre – by his owner Devina Hawkins where he was immediately operated on to remove the pellet.

Devina said: “He … Continue reading…

RSPCA animal rescuers in Wales will continue to respond to emergencies and cruelty calls during the upcoming Christmas and New Year lockdown.

As Wales enters the new ‘alert level four’ restrictions – the animal welfare charity will continue to deal with emergency calls made to their helpline. RSPCA frontline rescuers – along with staff who work in animal centres/clinics – are classed as critical (key) workers.

The RSPCA has already been bracing itself for a busy festive period – as … Continue reading…

A swan has been found with horrific injuries – thought to have been caused by a dog – in Pembroke.

The adult mute swan was found by a walker with severe injuries on the river bank near Monkton. RSPCA animal rescue officer Ellie West said she was shocked to see the condition the bird was in.

“I couldn’t believe this poor swan’s condition and the severity of his injuries – they were some of the worst I have ever seen … Continue reading…

A young otter cub has been taken into RSPCA care after he was found in distress at Porthclais Harbour near St David’s.

The pup – who is thought to be around three months old – was found squeaking and in distress for many hours with Welsh Marine Life Rescue (WMLR) being called to the scene. When his mother didn’t return after a period of monitoring – volunteers at WMLR made the decision to safely confine him and RSPCA animal rescuer … Continue reading…