HE may be small – but this little chap is one little fighter.

This orphaned otter cub was found at the side of a road near a village called Star, near Llanfyrnach, Pembrokeshire.

A member of public found him on Thursday [8 January] and thought he was dead but on closer inspection saw him breathing.

She took him home and placed him in a box wrapped up in towels on the floor that had underfloor heating.

RSPCA animal collection officer … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after receiving a complaint that four cats have been mauled to death.

It is believed that the cats were attacked by dogs at Matthewstown, Mountain Ash.

The fourth cat – a ginger female – was mauled at 2pm on 30 December.

The death was reported to the RSPCA by a member of the public who reported that it was the fourth cat to have been killed in this way.

RSPCA inspector Gemma Cooper said: … Continue reading…

ASSEMBLY Member Llyr Huws Gruffydd has started his new year with a special visit to the RSPCA’s Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre in Upper Colwyn Bay.

During his visit on 6 January Mr Gruffydd, who is Plaid Cymru’s Shadow Minister for Sustainable Communities, Energy and Food, was shown around the centre by staff and had a chance to meet some of the animals that are currently being looked after there.

Mr Gruffydd said: “I was delighted to be able to visit Bryn-y-Maen … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found dead in a flooded ditch with his front and back legs tied together.

A member of the public found the shocking discovery at Barecroft Common, Magor, Caldicot. As well as his leg’s tied together the dog had a towel over his head.

The dog was microchipped and was revealed to be Sam, a 16-year-old Jack Russell.

RSPCA inspector Emma Smith tracked down the owners who told her Sam had … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the news that Cardiff Council has banned the release of sky lanterns and large bunches of balloons from all council buildings, venues and council-run events.

The ban, which came into force on 1 January, means that Cardiff Council is the sixth local authority in Wales to act against the use of sky lanterns.

RSPCA Cymru has long highlighted the dangers associated with the use of sky lanterns, and continues to call on the Welsh Government to … Continue reading…