AN RSPCA’s inspectors cat – which he rescued – has been shot by an air pellet gun for a second time.

RSPCA inspector Tim Jones adopted Ossy when he was a kitten, after he rescued him when he was found in an emaciated state. He quickly became part of the family – but sadly has been injured twice by an air gun pellet.

It was in March when Ossy returned home limping and inspector Jones quickly took him to the … Continue reading…

RSPCA’s veterinary clinic in Merthyr Tydfil is marking its 10th anniversary today – welcoming more than 22,600* animals in the past decade.

The clinic at Merthyr provides a veterinary service for sick and injured animals that have been rescued by RSPCA inspectors, and at a low cost for pets belonging to people on low incomes or certain benefits who live in the surrounding community.

The clinic opened in October 2005 and provides an extensive range of veterinary services. These include … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the news that Powys County Council has banned sky lanterns on council-owned or managed land.

This latest move brings the number of local authorities in Wales who have banned lantern releases on their land to a total of 14.

Sky lanterns – often known as Chinese lanterns – can harm wildlife, livestock and other animals by causing injuries that lead to suffering and a slow painful death. Animals can also eat balloons and choke on them…. Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed news that compulsory microchipping for dogs in Wales will be brought in from April 2016.

Today (20 October) the plans were debated in Plenary at the Senedd with AMs backing the introduction of compulsory microchipping for dogs in Wales.

RSPCA Cymru has led the campaign on this issue in Wales for many years, believing that compulsory microchipping will help to make it easier to identify the owners of those dogs that have strayed or are being … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a badger was found trapped in a snare.

A member of the public contacted the RSPCA after they found the badger trapped in woodland off the B4233, in the Hendre area, near Monmouth.

RSPCA inspector Sophie Daniels attended the location on Saturday (17 October) where she found the young adult badger which was unable to free itself.

“The snare had been secured at low level under the fence line,” she said. “It was … Continue reading…