THE RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot by an airgun.

The black and white male cat was discovered by a member of the public yesterday (14 September) at Mary Street, Treharris.

RSPCA inspector Keith Hogben said the cat was taken to a vet.

“Sadly, the cat was put to sleep by the vet,” he said. “He would have been in excruciating pain as he was shot in the abdomen.

“Unfortunately the cat did not have a … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after a ferret was found in North Wales.

The ferret was found by a member of the public on Monday (8 September) at Peris Avenue, Towyn, Abergele, who kindly took it to a vet as she was covered in ticks.

RSPCA animal collection officer Gavin William said they are hoping to find her owner.

“The member of the public found the ferret in a hedge covered in 100 ticks,” he said.

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THE RSPCA has assisted with a special operation in Swansea to round up cob type horses grazing on the tidal marsh.

The operation took place on Tuesday (9 September) at Penclawdd marsh during high tide – which is when the horses move onto the roads and land to escape the water.

Twelve RSPCA staff were present at the operation to deal with any welfare offences. During the operation 11 ponies were collected including two stallions.

Once rounded up, the horses … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is recruiting a team of volunteer super campaigners to turbo-charge community campaigning across Wales.

Are you passionate about animals and wish others were too? Do you wish friends and family were better informed about the issues affecting animal welfare but would like some support getting the message out?

Super Campaigners is a new scheme from RSPCA Cymru to encourage more people to become more actively involved in promoting RSPCA Cymru campaigns, raising awareness among their friends, family and … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is pleased to announce the winners of the Community Animal Welfare Footprint (CAWF) awards scheme for 2014.

This year, 10 organisations have scooped awards in the four categories – stray dog provision, contingency planning, housing provision and animal welfare; with bronze, silver and gold standards awarded, depending on the level of service provided by the authority or organisation.

Newport City Council, Cardiff Dogs Home and Denbighshire County Council have all been awarded with a gold standard in the … Continue reading…