Newport animal centre inundated with cats

Wednesday 09 July 2013

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for potential owners to come forward if they offer a cat a loving home following a surge in the number of cats picked up by inspectors in the south Wales area in recent weeks.

Most of the cats collected by inspectors have been reported as strays and cannot be returned to owners as they do not have microchips.

The Newport Animal centre is currently overrun and … Continue reading…

A dog has been found obese and arthritic on a street in Hyde. The female Doberman had to be put to sleep to end her suffering.

 

She was spotted on Valley Road in Hyde on Tuesday 25 June by a member of the public who called the RSPCA.

 

RSPCA inspector Lorna Campbell said: “This poor dog was in a shocking state. She was extremely overweight and suffering from arthritis in all four legs. Walking was a real effort, … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru warn pet owners to be vigilant following attack

Monday 8 July 2013

RSPCA Cymru is warning pet owners to be vigilant after a cat was shot with an air rifle in Newport. The cat was taken to the vets but sadly died after suffering a heart attack while being treated.

The attack happened on Saturday (06/08/13) in the vicinity of Courtney street. Gwent police have been informed and are investigating the incident.

Inspector Nicola Johnson said: ““This was … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru warn about the dangers of discarded fishing tackle

Monday 8 July 2013

A Jackdaw had a lucky escape after finding itself hanging upside down from a telephone cable in Aberfan near Merthyr Tydfil on Saturday (06/07/13).

When Inspector Rohan Barker arrived at the scene he found the bird dangling by its leg 30 feet in the air from a fishing hook and line.

Inspector Barker immediately requested the assistance of South Wales fire and rescue and firefighter Adam … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has hit out at owners who left their dogs in hot cars over the weekend, despite repeated warnings about the dangers.

 

The animal welfare charity was inundated with hundreds of complaints over the weekend from people who spotted animals suffering as the temperature rocketed to 90 degrees in some parts of the country.

 

Around 350 calls about animals trapped in hot cars came into the RSPCA’s National Control Centre over the weekend of 6-7 July. Unfortunately … Continue reading…