ASSEMBLY Member for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney Dawn Bowden has accompanied RSPCA inspector Nic de Celis on several calls around the South Wales region.

The ride-along gave Ms Bowden a chance to experience what RSPCA inspectors deal with on a day-to-day basis. Throughout the course of a busy day (Monday 30 April), they dealt with a number of routine calls, including welfare issues regarding cats and dogs and issuing advice to owners.

Dawn Bowden AM said: “I am grateful to … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after an eight-month-old kitten was found shot in Cardiff.

The kitten’s owners were shocked to find that a pellet had gone straight through her body when she returned home injured on Saturday (21 April) and reported the shocking incident to RSPCA Cymru.

Luckily, the kitten named Honey, was not fatally hurt but has sustained injuries to her left side. Her owners took her straight away to the vets and is receiving veterinary treatment.

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Horrific deliberate cruelty and animal neglect have been investigated by RSPCA Cymru’s inspectors in 2017 – as prosecutions hit a FOUR-YEAR HIGH in Wales.

Throughout 2017, 148 convictions were secured by the RSPCA in magistrates’ courts across Wales, compared to 120 in 2016, 89 in 2015 and 116 in 2014.

Levels of animal cruelty have been branded “extremely shocking and deeply saddening” by the RSPCA’s superintendent in Wales. In total, the RSPCA investigated 10,176 complaints of cruelty over the calendar … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a gull was shot dead in Barry.

Tragically the gull fell to the floor dead from the roof it had been standing on at Plymouth Road. The person who witnessed the bird fall then rang the RSPCA. The police were also informed as gunshots were heard.

RSPCA inspector Emma Smith said: “This incident took place at around 6pm on Friday (13 April). The gull was seen falling to the ground and gunshots were … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is looking for animal lovers who would like to train as a wildlife casualty volunteer and support the vital frontline work of our inspectorate in North Wales

Volunteers are trained to collect and transport sick, injured, or orphaned birds and small mammals and take them to our centres or appropriate veterinary establishments.

To ensure the RSPCA keep their volunteers busy and involved in their work, the charity only recruit where we have the greatest need for help. As … Continue reading…