RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information following three “concerning” incidents involving badgers in South Wales.

There has been a badger sett disturbance and alleged poisoning in the Spittal area in Pembrokeshire, a badger has been found dead in a snare in Pontgarreg, Ceredigion, and a badger has also been found caught alive in a snare in the Neath area.

RSPCA inspector Keith Hogben said the three incidents – which are not related – are “troubling and concerning”.

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A run-away tortoise spent at least FOUR DAYS roaming Wrexham woodland.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after a member of the public found the female Horsefield tortoise in woods adjacent to their Linden Grove property in Llay on 20 March.

However, local residents had spotted the animal four days previously – before the tortoise was later safely collected by a member of the public, and the RSPCA was notified.

RSPCA Cymru is now appealing for information which could help locate the … Continue reading…

An RSPCA appeal for information has been launched after the sudden death of a Kinmel Bay cat who vets believe may have been poisoned.

The 12-year-old male tabby cat – called Nala – suddenly became very poorly, and was passing blood in his urine within days. The cat’s condition continued to deteriorate in the days which followed, and sadly he was put to sleep on independent veterinary advice on Saturday 23 March.

Vets found the cat had succumbed to acute … Continue reading…

A rescue operation to save 60 sheep trapped on a sea cliff in Pembrokeshire has entered a third day.

Around 60 sheep were believed to be trapped at Mathry – possible after being scared over by a dog. Due to the steepness of the cliff (around 70-80 metres high), they were unable to get back up themselves and have been spread over a wide area in groups.

Specialist trained rope rescue and boat rescue teams from the RSPCA began the … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after rabbits were found dumped at a bus lay-by in Cardiff.

The animal welfare charity received calls from concerned members of the public after the rabbits were abandoned on the B4267 (Leckwith Road) just before Lon Cwrt Ynyston, heading towards Llandough. Around five or six rabbits were reportedly dumped on Sunday (31 March).

RSPCA inspector Gemma Black said: “Unfortunately there was very thick bramble bushes which the rabbits took cover under.

“However, with the … Continue reading…