A tawny owl, believed to have been injured by fishing litter, has come into the care of the RSPCA.

The adult owl was found in the area of Moss Valley Park in Wrexham and taken to a nearby vets.

RSPCA inspector Kia Thomas said: “This owl was likely caught by his wing and it seems he may have been trying to pull away causing him to become injured.

“He doesn’t seem to have any serious injuries, so he was lucky … Continue reading…

An Ebbw Vale resident found an unexpected visitor at their home – after making the shock discovery of a three-foot snake in a kitchen gas meter.

RSPCA officers were alerted after the reptile – a kingsnake – was found in the gas meter of a flat on Mill Terrace in Cwm on Monday (4 June).

An animal collection officer attended the property to rescue the snake, who has now been transferred to a specialist centre in the West Midlands  - … Continue reading…

Dog owners have only days remaining to snap up their spot at the waggiest, woofiest mass dog walk of the year.

RSPCA Cymru is hosting BIG Walkies LIVE at Sophia Gardens, Bute Park this Sunday (June 10) – with the event getting underway at 10am.

Pet experts at the animal charity have flagged the importance to dogs of “at least daily exercise, and appropriate opportunities to explore, investigate and sniff”, with BIG Walkies LIVE “an amazing event for dogs and … Continue reading…

RSPCA Newport Animal Centre is seeking donations of any unwanted garden furniture.

The donations would be used for upcoming events they are holding at the centre, including an upcoming dog show on Sunday 15 July.

Kathryn Logan, deputy manager at the centre, said: “At the moment we desperately need some garden furniture that is still in good condition.

“We’re looking for things like tables, chairs, parasols, benches and gazebos, which we can use for our events.”

As a charity, the … Continue reading…

A hedgehog trapped in a metal fence had a slippery escape after an RSPCA inspector used soapy water to free the animal from his plight.

RSPCA Cymru were notified after the hedgehog was found trapped between gaps in a metal fence, at a property on Long Vue Road in Port Talbot.

The hedgehog was badly trapped, and unable to move through the gap – but, fortunately, the RSPCA was able to rescue the animal. The incident took place on Monday … Continue reading…