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…

An urgent appeal for information has been launched by the RSPCA after a sheep was found with “horrendous, gory injuries”, including its ears both ripped off – in a suspected dog attack.

RSPCA officers were alerted after a member of the public spotted the sheep on banking in the Caerphilly area, across the junction from the Trehir Civic Amenity Site towards the A649. The sheep was seen like this on Sunday (9 September).

The animal welfare charity attended to find … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after the remains of a cat were found in suspicious circumstances next to a rope and wire hung on a tree at Pontllanfraith, Blackwood.

The shocking discovery of the black cat with white socks, was found on 3 September with only the legs and rear spine found lying on the ground. The remains were found next to a tree where there was a rope and wire hanging from it, which was located on a … Continue reading…