An orphaned otter found in distress in a field in Bridgend has been taken into RSPCA care.

The young male otter – aged around two months – was found in a field quite far from the river in Blackmill, Bridgend, and was heard due to his loud distress calls.

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Nicole Wallace said: “The person who found him initially thought he was a mink from the high pitched sound he was making but on approaching him … Continue reading…

Nominations for the 2019 RSPCA honours are open – and animal campaigners and advocates across Wales have the chance to pick up a host of gongs.

RSPCA Cymru – alongside celebrity supporter and comedian John Bishop – is urging people across Wales to think about animal champions they may know who deserve recognition for their hard work.

Nominations can be made via the RSPCA website.

Recent winners of an RSPCA honour have included Michael Sharratt, of Whitland, who helped … Continue reading…

A white fluffy hamster had a lucky escape – after being taken into a Cardiff property by a cat!

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the cat’s owner saw their pet bring the hamster into their home yesterday morning (24 January), on Bishop Street in Grangetown.

Fortunately, the hamster was uninjured – and has now come into the care of the RSPCA.

The owner of the hamster is unknown – and RSPCA staff now hope to reunite the animal with their … Continue reading…

An RSPCA appeal has been launched after a Pontyclun cat lost his leg after being shot by a pellet gun.

The animal welfare charity was alerted after the black domestic cat – named Maunzi – returned to his home on Bridgend Road with a pellet in his leg.

Maunzi was taken to a local veterinary practice, where the pellet was removed. The cat’s leg later had to be amputated due to the extent of the injuries.

The initial incident took … Continue reading…

There’s a lot of love this St Dwynwen’s Day – in particular for two brothers who adore each other and two cats who are also inseparable.

Coco and Snoop are nine-year-old Labrador crossbreeds at RSPCA Newport Animal Centre, who have spent their whole lives together and can’t bear to be apart. While black cats Cariad and Cwtch are at RSPCA Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre and are usually found all cosy and cuddled up together.

Staff at the animal centres are hoping … Continue reading…