RSPCA Newport Animal Centre is seeking volunteers to support animal welfare by becoming foster carers.

The centre, based at Hartridge Farm Road, is looking for dog foster carers for some of the animals in their care who are not quite ready for rehoming.

The centre at any one time cares for more than 100 animals and in 2017 staff rehomed 91 dogs, 218 cats, 43 rabbits and 48 other small animals.

Centre manager Stuart Toulson said: “We would love to … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a dog was abandoned on an escape stairwell outside a block of flats in Rhyl.

The dog, a female bull mastiff type dog, was found at the flats on Edward Henry Street with a member of the public calling the RSPCA on Thursday 6 September.

RSPCA inspector Rachael Davies said: “We’re appealing for information as we don’t know the circumstances around why this poor dog was left in a stairwell outside a block … Continue reading…

A decapitated chicken has been found in Pontypool, leading to an RSPCA Cymru information appeal.

The dead hen was found on Sunday, 9 September up a hill off Tranch Road, Tranch, Pontypool.

RSPCA inspector Izzi Hignell said: “When I arrived at the location the chicken appeared to have been dead less than 24 hours and had been placed on a bed of fern leaves and next to a pile of rocks.

“It appeared that the head had been cleanly cut … Continue reading…

An escaped rainbow-coloured chameleon found in a garden in Rhyl has been safely returned home by the RSPCA.

The stray panther chameleon attracted plenty of interest after being found on 19 August, settled on a camellia plant in the garden of a Weaver Avenue property in the North Wales town.

A member of the public had initially mistaken the chameleon for a toy, and only realised what they had found when the animal closed one eye – appearing to wink!… Continue reading…

Powys Council staff welcomed an unusual visitor to their offices at Welshpool Youth Centre on Tuesday (11 September) – with a polecat soon rescued and released by RSPCA staff!

The animal welfare charity was contacted after the shock discovery was made at the Centre, on Howell Drive.

Fortunately, the polecat was in good health – and was safely confined within a room at the council building, before being rescued by an RSPCA officer.

RSPCA inspector Phil Lewis safely collected the … Continue reading…