A cat was found with his leg “hanging off by its skin” after spending at least a week trapped in an illegal gin trap in Pembrokeshire.

The feral tabby cat was found by a member of the public in Stepaside village in their shed on Saturday (26 June) in severe pain with his leg caught in the trap.

Local residents said they had seen the cat over one week prior with an object attached to his leg – but sadly … Continue reading…

The RSPCA Newport Animal Centre is appealing to find a special home for a crossbreed dog called Cooper who came into the charity’s care after he was abandoned.

The 18-month-old dog was left behind in a property in August last year before being rescued by the RSPCA.

He has been undergoing rehabilitation at the animal centre in Newport with the charity’s experienced behaviourists and is now ready to find his special home.

Kath Logan, deputy manager at RSPCA Newport, said: … Continue reading…

The RSPCA Gwent branch is appealing for volunteers and support to help the charity continue its vital work rescuing animals in need across the South East Wales region.

The branch, which stretches from Newport to Builth Wells from Brecon to Monmouth, dealt with over 70 rescues and enquiries in June alone.

These included the rescue of a duck with an injured wing in Lydney Boating Lake. The branch assisted the inspectorate in this rescue and it took three attempts to … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has called on the UK and Welsh Governments to follow suit as the European Commission makes the “incredible” pledge to propose phasing out cage systems for a variety of farmed animals.

The Commission has today (30 June) announced their response to the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) ‘End the Cage Age’ which saw backing from more than 1.4m citizens, including over 54,000 from the UK.

The ECI urged the Commission to propose legislation to prohibit the use of … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information after a fatal herring gull shooting in the Rhyl area.

The animal welfare charity was contacted after a member of the public saw the gull fall from a rooftop in the Frederick Street area of the town.

Unfortunately, the bird had a badly injured and blood-splattered wing, and an X-ray at a local veterinary practice found three air gun pellets. The incident took place on 10 June.

Sadly, the gull’s injuries were … Continue reading…