LIVING rough for the past for months must have been pretty harrowing for this poor dog.

The frightened female lurcher type dog was first spotted in May in Carmarthen – no one knowing if she was a stray, had been abandoned or was just plain lost.

Wandering around without a home – it was down to some kindhearted residents at Parc Y Delyn who looked out for the dog by giving her food.

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ASSEMBLY Member for Cardiff Central, Jenny Rathbone, accompanied RSPCA inspector Selina Chan on several calls round her Cardiff constituency yesterday [17 December].

Among the incidents they dealt with during the day were several calls about the well-being of cats, involving flea infestation, over-breeding, and abandonment.

Jenny Rathbone said: “During my day out with an inspector I was able to witness first hand some of the types of calls the charity has to follow up on a daily basis following … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has launched a new phase of a campaign in a bid to encourage the Welsh Government to introduce regulations for animal sanctuaries.

There are around 90 animal welfare establishments, also known as ‘sanctuaries’, in Wales but no specific rules govern how they operate.

Almost anyone can set-up and run a sanctuary even without the skills, knowledge or resources that many would expect them to have.

These services care for a wide range of animals with complex needs. Often … Continue reading…

A SNAKE has been been found in a Wrexham garden.

The reptile was found in a garden at Oak Close, Bradley on Tuesday [16 December] by the homeowner who contacted the RSPCA.

RSPCA inspector Mark Roberts, who collected the milk snake from the garden, said: “The snake was very cold but still alive. After warming up overnight, the snake was much more active.

“This is likely an escaped pet, so we are appealing for the owner to come forward.”

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IT was a lucky escape for this Tawny owl after becoming stuck in a chimney.

The bird managed to get trapped in the chimney of a log burner at a Tu Hwnt I’r Gamlas home in Arddleen, Llanmynech, Powys.

RSPCA inspector Phil Lewis, who was called to rescue the trapped bird on Saturday [13 December], said the owl had been wedged inside the flue since Thursday and was unable to escape.

“Fluttering was heard in the chimney and the … Continue reading…