A “desperately underweight” seal found himself in two predicaments on dry land after travelling up the River Loughor.

Workers at a gym equipment warehouse near the estuary in Llanelli were stunned to find the male grey seal pup amongst the treadmills on Friday 11 December. He was then ushered out of the warehouse by the well-meaning staff to the nearby river.

The same seal then found himself in an even worse predicament a few days later as he was found … Continue reading…

Christmas hasn’t always been one to remember for these two dogs – but this year is going to be a happy one for sure.

Bella, a two-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier cross and Ben, a two-year-old French Bulldog, were rescued by RSPCA inspectors after they had been living with no access to food, water or soft bedding shortly after the festive period.

Bella was found tied on a short tether to a stair lift at the foot of the stairs and … Continue reading…

The RSPCA received more than 300 reports of abandoned animals across Wales last winter* and is worried a surge in pet ownership could result in more unwanted animals this year.

Last winter*, the charity received 4,650 reports of abandoned animals including 316 in Wales. The highest number of reports coming from Cardiff (38), Swansea (28) and Rhonnda Cynon Taff (26) – full table below. Of these reports were six rabbits abandoned in a box in Cardiff in February and Eggnog … Continue reading…

A male pit-bull type dog has been found dead in a lake in Trefil near Tredgegar with a “gruesome” shot wound to his head.

The sad discovery was made on Sunday (29 November) by a member of the public who called the RSPCA. The dog was found with his head submerged in the water of the lake which is near the Tafarn Ty Uchaf in Trefil – a few miles from Tredegar.

RSPCA inspector Simon Evans said: “This poor pit-bull … Continue reading…

He may be missing a full pout – but that doesn’t stop Fig giving you a big sloppy kiss!

Fig – the patterdale terrier type dog – was taken in by the RSPCA last month after he was found with horrific injuries to his mouth, jaw and lips which were suspected to have been caused by badger baiting.

An information appeal was launched after he wandered into a yard at Painscastle covered in mud, extremely thirsty and with severe injuries … Continue reading…