A large brown mastiff-type dog has been found dead in a shopping trolley wrapped in a duvet which was left on a Cardiff pathway.

RSPCA Cymru was notified by a member of the public, who made the awful discovery on Sunday (24 June) – at approximately 4.55pm.

The dog – who had a swollen stomach – was found on a pathway off Jim Driscoll Way, leading to Avondale Gardens, running alongside the River Taff. An RSPCA inspector has said being … Continue reading…

School pupils from across Wales have swapped their classroom for the National Assembly for Wales’ Siambr Hywel – putting the topic of animal welfare under the spotlight.

Ysgol Plasmawr (Cardiff), Pembroke School (Pembrokeshire), Builth Wells High (Powys), Cardiff High (Cardiff), Ysgol Bryn Tawe (Swansea) and Ysgol Rhydywaun (Rhondda Cynon Taf) all took part in RSPCA Cymru’s annual ‘Great Debate’ event in Cardiff on Friday (22 June).

Schools had come through regional heats to reach the Siambr Hywel finale; the debate … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a cat was seriously injured by a suspected gin tap near Llandysul.

Ilka dragged herself home with a horrific leg injury, and managed to get back to her garden where her shocked owners found her. They took her straight to the vets, where she was given immediate treatment. Sadly, due to her serious injury her leg was amputated.

RSPCA inspector Keith Hogben said: “Poor Ilka has suffered tremendously and must have ripped herself … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has urged pet owners and farmers to keep their animals cool in the summer heat as temperatures rocket to 29C in some parts of Wales this week.

The weather has been hotting up over the past few days with temperatures set to soar up to 29C in some areas. Whilst we may enjoy the hotter weather, some of our pets and other animals may struggle in the heat.

RSPCA Cymru superintendent Martyn Hubbard said: “There is a very … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru teamed-up with South Wales Fire & Rescue Service to tend to a gull who was horribly caught by a Newport television aerial.

Officers from the animal welfare charity were alerted after the troubled gull was spotted on Alma Street in Newport on Sunday (17 June).

An RSPCA animal collection officer attended the scene, and enlisted the support of firefighters after the gull was found to be hanging by his wing from the aerial.

Fire service personnel accessed the Continue reading…