A manx shearwater has been rescued in Newport miles away from where they are usually found after being blown off course.

The islands of Skomer and Skokholm in Pembrokeshire have around 50% of the UK’s Manx shearwater population – the largest known concentration of the species in the world. In August and September the adults and juveniles leave the islands to migrate thousands of miles away to the coast of South America, but strong winds can blow them off course … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a pigeon was believed to have been shot with a pellet gun in Wrexham.

A member of the public, who heard a shot, found the severely injured pigeon in her garden at School Lane, Coedpoeth on Thursday (13 September).

RSPCA inspector Rachael Davies said: “The poor pigeon was in a very bad condition with a wing completely broken and hanging off. It appears the pellet has penetrated exactly at the joint of the … Continue reading…

RSPCA Newport Animal Centre is seeking volunteers to support animal welfare by becoming foster carers.

The centre, based at Hartridge Farm Road, is looking for dog foster carers for some of the animals in their care who are not quite ready for rehoming.

The centre at any one time cares for more than 100 animals and in 2017 staff rehomed 91 dogs, 218 cats, 43 rabbits and 48 other small animals.

Centre manager Stuart Toulson said: “We would love to … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a dog was abandoned on an escape stairwell outside a block of flats in Rhyl.

The dog, a female bull mastiff type dog, was found at the flats on Edward Henry Street with a member of the public calling the RSPCA on Thursday 6 September.

RSPCA inspector Rachael Davies said: “We’re appealing for information as we don’t know the circumstances around why this poor dog was left in a stairwell outside a block … Continue reading…

A decapitated chicken has been found in Pontypool, leading to an RSPCA Cymru information appeal.

The dead hen was found on Sunday, 9 September up a hill off Tranch Road, Tranch, Pontypool.

RSPCA inspector Izzi Hignell said: “When I arrived at the location the chicken appeared to have been dead less than 24 hours and had been placed on a bed of fern leaves and next to a pile of rocks.

“It appeared that the head had been cleanly cut … Continue reading…