Video footage released by the RSPCA shows a badger being rescued from
a snare near Swansea.

You can watch the rescue at

RSPCA officer Neill Manley rescued the animal in Parkmill on 18 March.
The badger was examined and is currently in the care of the RSPCA.

Commenting on the rescue, inspector Manley said: “This incident
highlights the dangers of using snares. It’s actually illegal to
ensnare badgers, birds and deer but this instrument may have been
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A stray black King snake has been rescued from a Neath garden and returned to his owner.

The reptile was found at a property in Bryn Terrace where the owner remembered that a neighbour was looking for an escaped snake. An RSPCA officer made contact with this neighbour who confirmed that a black King snake had been missing since October 2012 and reptile and owner were reunited on Sunday 10 March.


King snakes are kept by many reptile keepers … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a spate of cat poisonings in Caerphilly Borough.

RSPCA officers have been told of three separate addresses where at least three cats have died of antifreeze poisoning with another six cats reported to have died of the same cause.

On Saturday 2 March a Trethomas cat was put to sleep after high levels of ethylene glycol were found in her urine. The veterinary surgery reported that three other cats in the area had … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was fatally poisoned in Bargoed.

The animal was found crying loudly and staggering at an address in Lewis Crescent, Bargoed on Sunday 24 February. The owners took the grey female cat to a veterinary surgery in Newport and they confirmed that she was suffering from antifreeze poisoning. The animal was put to sleep by a vet.

RSPCA inspector Emma Smith said: “We urgently need more information about this poisoning. There may … Continue reading…

If you live in Wales, you have until St David’s Day (1 March) to let the Welsh Government know that you support the Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill .

The consultation on the new Bill lays out the Welsh Government’s plans to tackle irresponsible dog ownership in Wales. This can be anything from an owner letting a dog stray and foul, or not dealing with aggressive or other inappropriate behaviour towards other dogs, animals or people.

RSPCA Cymru is urging … Continue reading…