RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a young fox is suspected to have died from poisoning in Cardiff.

The animal welfare charity was alerted to the animal by a member of the public who found the fox in a collapsed state in the area of Pant-Y-Caerau, Church Road in Pentyrch.

Sadly when RSPCA inspector Gemma Cooper attended the location on 12 November, the fox had died.

“The symptoms presented by the fox before death would suggest that he died … Continue reading…

A Mold man has been sentenced to 20 weeks imprisonment after he was found guilty of badger baiting and causing dogs to suffer with their injuries.

Damien Sweeney (d.o.b 02/11/1986) of Maes Glyndwr, Treuddyn, Mold, was found guilty on 12 charges – eight under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and four under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 – at an October trial.

Eight of the charges were that he caused unnecessary suffering to two dogs – a female tan … Continue reading…

Where is the love for this beautiful lovebird?

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a lovebird was found abandoned in its cage at the side of a road in Caerau, Cardiff.

The animal welfare charity was contacted by a nearby resident who had found the cage with the bird inside at around 7.30pm on Caerau Lane on Monday (16 November). The caller kindly took the bird and cage home with them from the cold weather conditions for safe keeping…. Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is bracing itself for the toughest Christmas yet as the charity fears the financial strain from the Coronavirus pandemic could mean a rise in pets being abandoned and neglected.

Last Christmas Day, across England and Wales, the RSPCA received more than 950 calls, the highest number since 2013 and it received 63,000 calls throughout December, or 2,000 a day, making it the busiest Christmas period for at least four years.

In Wales, the charity dealt with 4,171 incidents … Continue reading…

Rescue animals in Wales need you this ‘Rehome-ber’!

After a period of local lockdowns and a two-week firebreak – rehoming in RSPCA animal centres across Wales has faced a few challenges.

Local lockdowns meant rehoming was temporarily only allowed to those within the centre’s county – reducing the numbers of adoptees coming forward – and the firebreak saw the closure of RSPCA Newport Animal Centre and RSPCA Bryn Y Maen Animal Centre (Upper Colwyn Bay) to the public, where only … Continue reading…