Forget Wiggins and Hoy, this summer two fearless RSPCA supporters are planning to cycle the length of Wales to raise funds for the Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre in Colwyn Bay and the Search and Rescue Dog Association (SARDA) Wales.

Glyn Bayley and John Burson, who both work at the Bryn-y-Maen centre, hope to tackle the 250 mile journey in less than seven days even though the route is one of the toughest on the UK’s cycle network with more … Continue reading…


Welsh Government plans to make microchipping compulsory for all dogs in Wales have been welcomed by RSPCA Cymru.

The animal welfare charity has been leading the campaign on this issue in Wales for several years. RSPCA Cymru believes that compulsory microchipping will help make it easier to identify the owners of those dogs that have strayed or are being mistreated, neglected, abandoned or lost.

Claire Lawson, RSPCA Cymru head of external affairs said:

“Although we welcome this announcement, we

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An orphaned new born otter was rescued near Monmouth on Thursday 11 April.

The young mammal’s screams were heard by a member of the public in Upper Ferry Road, Penallt, a few days ago. The cub’s mother had not returned and the otter was rescued and placed into the care of the RSPCA.

The tiny mammal will be hand reared before being released back to the wild.

RSPCA officer Sian Burton said: “My work is amazingly varied and it just … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is trying to trace the owners of a cat who was found by a member of the public dumped in a wheelie bin in Merthyr Tydfil with severe injuries.

As well as the shocking abdominal injury which had left her intestines hanging out, the young tortoiseshell cat also had serious lacerations to her tail.

The cat – who has since been dubbed Hope – was otherwise in good body condition and had a pink leopard print collar with … Continue reading…

The ensnared badger rescued by RSPCA inspector Neill Manley on 18 March has been released into the wild at the spot where the animal was found.

RSPCA officer Neill Manley rescued the animal in Parkmill on 18 March. The badger was examined by a vet before being released.

Commenting on the successful operation, Neill said: “After a few days recuperating the badger was released at dusk. As I carried him back to where he came from, the animal seemed to … Continue reading…