ASSEMBLY Member for South Wales East, William Graham, accompanied RSPCA inspector Christine McNeil on calls across his region yesterday [16 April].

During the day they dealt with several calls in regards to responsible ownership and abandonment and issued the appropriate advice.

William Graham AM said: “It was a brilliant day out with a dedicated and well trained inspector who was really knowledgeable about animals and superb at dealing with the public. The day was a real eye opener into the … Continue reading…

A YOUNG otter found in a back garden has been taken into RSPCA care.

The male otter was found by a member of public this morning in their garden at Maes Y Glyn, Lower Brynamman, Ammanford.

RSPCA animal welfare officer Paula Milton said: “A member of the public found the young otter in their back garden where her cats and dogs looked as though they were about to attack it.

“The caller caught it in a coal sack then took … Continue reading…

THE eight puppies who were abandoned in a Deeside litter bin are turning into little explorers.

The puppies – three male and five female – were found in a black rubbish bin by children on 6 March on Chester Road East, Queensferry, Deeside just before 4pm. The pups were so young some of them had their umbilical cords still attached.

But despite a traumatic start to life – thanks to care by RSPCA fosterers – the puppies are growing up … Continue reading…

Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans has asked RSPCA Cymru to undertake an independent review of responsible dog ownership in Wales.

The announcement follows on from a statement the Deputy Minister made last month launching a consultation on proposals to introduce compulsory microchipping in Wales from next Spring.

The review, which is expected to report in early autumn, will also involve the Dogs Trust in Wales and other interested parties such as, Local Authorities, schools and vets.

It … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was allegedly seen swung by his legs and stamped on.

The RSPCA was contacted by a concerned member of the public after a family member heard a cat screaming and saw a man swinging a cat by his legs and stamping on him at the common off Walden Grange Close, Newport on 29 March. The man was apparently with two teenagers.

The caller later went to look for the cat after … Continue reading…