A member of the public walked into an Abertillery pet shop and handed over a bag, claiming it contained a dead cat – only for the shopkeeper to find a corn snake inside, who was very much alive. 

RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information in the hope of tracing the individual who dumped the snake on Wednesday (15 July) at the Pawfection Pet Shop on Somerset Street.

The orange and brown snake was inside the tied bag, inside … Continue reading…

A cat shooting in Abertillery has prompted RSPCA Cymru to launch an appeal for information.

Simba, a ginger and white male cat, was found shot near shops in the vicinity of Tillery Road on Monday (6 August). The shooting is believed to have taken place shortly before 8pm.

Veterinary inspection confirmed the cat had been shot. Simba was understandably distressed when taken to a veterinary practice, with blood pouring from chest wounds and the left foreleg unusable.

The shooting was … Continue reading…

An appeal for information in the Abertillery area has been launched, following reports to RSPCA Cymru that two cats from the same household died from anti-freeze poisoning.

The charity was contacted by a member of the public, living on Glandwr Street, who – tragically – has had two of her cats die within a matter of weeks.

Ms Danielle Welsh, owner of the cats, says she is “heartbroken” by the chain of events, and has urged the local community to … Continue reading…