A striking close-up of a bee on lavender and an iridescent green shield bug caught the judges’ eyes at the prestigious RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2017. 

Youngsters aged under 19 were invited to capture the animal kingdom on camera or mobile device for this year’s competition.

Bangor teenager Lily Edwards’ close-up ‘Buzzy Bee’ photo of a bee on lavender bagged first prize in the 16-18 mobile phone and device category.  Lily’s interest in photography started when she first had a … Continue reading…

A cardboard box containing two kittens has been found abandoned by a car at Newport’s Spytty Retail Park.

The discovery has prompted an RSPCA Cymru appeal for information to the local community.

A member of the public reported to the RSPCA finding the cardboard box – for a pink swivel bath seat – next to her car at the retail park on Monday (11 December).

The two male kittens, both black and white domestic short-haired cats, are believed to be … Continue reading…

A man has been fined after shooting a neighbour’s cat in Ceredigion, leading to the animal’s tragic death.

John Quinney, 71, admitted causing unnecessary suffering to the cat, named Fluff, after the animal was shot by a pellet gun in an incident which took place on, or about, 27 March 2017.

The incident is one of 41 pellet gun incidents across Wales reported to the RSPCA during the first half of 2017 – compared to 58 throughout the entirety of … Continue reading…

A tiny beagle – saved from a failed smuggling attempt via Holyhead Port – is the star of a new report lifting the lid on the “horrifying” conditions the illegal puppy trade can subject animals to.

Hugo was one of 96 puppies rescued by RSPCA Cymru, and other bodies, as part of a multi-agency operation at the North Wales port in November 2016.

The new digital, interactive report – which contains new footage, photographs and testimonies – tells the story … Continue reading…

Dog owners across North Wales have been invited to a free dog-walking event to raise awareness for the sad plight many animals face over the festive period.

The Christmas ‘Big Walkies’ event  - organised by the RSPCA’s Wrexham District & Deeside Branch – takes place at Wepre Park in Connah’s Quay on Sunday (17 December), with free registration from 10.30am, and the walk getting underway half-an-hour later.

Registration all takes place on the morning of the event, and participants are … Continue reading…