Allotment holders in Newport had an unexpected visitor – after an escaped six-foot, red-tailed boa constrictor turned up at the site!

The snake was found by a member of the public on the allotments near Malpas Road in the city on June 14.

Fortunately, the snake was soon easily caught and transported to a nearby Police station, before coming into the care of the RSPCA.

The boa has now been transferred to a specialist facility in the West Midlands for … Continue reading…

A cat had the narrowest of escapes after getting shot with a pellet gun in Beddau.

RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information after Milo returned to his Heol Cawrdaf home clearly out-of-sorts and spooked.

His owners found blood coming from his body, and Milo was later breathing erratically.

The nine-year-old cat was rushed to the vets and X-rays found a pellet from an air rifle lodged under his spine.

Milo was left “millimetres from death” after the shooting, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has raced to the aid of a horse who became caught in barbed wire in Llanelli.

Officers from the animal welfare charity were notified after a member of the public spotted the horse’s plight in fields near the A4138 at Dafen on Saturday June 20.

The horse was half-way over a barbed wire fence, with his foot tangled in some wire netting below. The horse was in great danger of cutting his legs on the barbed wire fencing…. Continue reading…

A British bulldog has been pulled from the River Taff, prompting the RSPCA to remind people not to dump pets who may sadly have died.  

The tan and white female adult dog was found in a sleeping bag liner inside a navy blue, 60-litre rucksack in Troedyrhiw.

RSPCA Cymru has confirmed there were no visible injuries or signs of trauma on the dog. The canine was microchipped – but the chip was not linked to an owner’s details.

She was … Continue reading…

A young gull has been rescued after becoming stuck in a tiny, narrow gap between two fences in Bridgend. 

Heart-warming video footage captures the moments the gull was rescued from the gap, and safely returned to the air from a nearby rooftop.

Rescuers from the RSPCA were notified after the distressed gull was spotted stuck in the gap at the Greenwood Close property on Monday 8 June.

The tiny gap was approximately 12 inches (30cm) wide and far too small … Continue reading…