Powys Council staff welcomed an unusual visitor to their offices at Welshpool Youth Centre on Tuesday (11 September) – with a polecat soon rescued and released by RSPCA staff!

The animal welfare charity was contacted after the shock discovery was made at the Centre, on Howell Drive.

Fortunately, the polecat was in good health – and was safely confined within a room at the council building, before being rescued by an RSPCA officer.

RSPCA inspector Phil Lewis safely collected the … Continue reading…

An urgent appeal for information has been launched by the RSPCA after a sheep was found with “horrendous, gory injuries”, including its ears both ripped off – in a suspected dog attack.

RSPCA officers were alerted after a member of the public spotted the sheep on banking in the Caerphilly area, across the junction from the Trehir Civic Amenity Site towards the A649. The sheep was seen like this on Sunday (9 September).

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RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after the remains of a cat were found in suspicious circumstances next to a rope and wire hung on a tree at Pontllanfraith, Blackwood.

The shocking discovery of the black cat with white socks, was found on 3 September with only the legs and rear spine found lying on the ground. The remains were found next to a tree where there was a rope and wire hanging from it, which was located on a … Continue reading…

A dramatic seal rescue – labelled the “most technical” ever dealt with by an RSPCA officer – hits television screens on Wednesday (September 12) as part of a new wildlife series.

Wednesday’s edition of ‘Saving Britain’s Wildlife’ – broadcast on Quest Red – tells the incredible story of the seal, who became badly trapped amid heavy rocks and boulders by a sea wall near the Port Talbot steelworks in November.

Remarkably, a three-tonne boulder was physically shifted out of the … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a stray rabbit – believed to have been dumped – was found near Knighton in Powys.

The cream-coloured rabbit was found in the parking area of Kinsley Wood, near Knighton, on Saturday 1 September at around 3.30pm.

RSPCA inspector Rachael Davies said: “We believe this poor rabbit may have been dumped as the nearest houses are around one to two miles away and the rabbit was found straying in the parking area.

“The … Continue reading…