RSPCA Cymru has today made fresh calls for action to stamp out problems in the ‘hidden’ sanctuary sector, amid fears pets, wildlife and farm animals may be suffering in silence behind closed doors.

Animal welfare establishments – commonly referred to as sanctuaries or rescues – are often invaluable resources for improving animal welfare; undertaking a hugely important function – but, without regulation, major problems can occur.

There are around 90 known animal welfare establishments¹ in Wales – but, in reality, … Continue reading…

A nestling gull found alone in a Cardiff garden has been returned to their rooftop nest, in a heart-warming rescue.

RSPCA Cymru worked with South Wales Fire & Rescue to complete the rescue, after the gull was spotted in a front garden in the Cyncoed area of the city.

The charity attended to find the bird with no injuries, and its parent birds, nest and siblings on the roof of a Dan-Y-Coed property.

An RSPCA officer enlisted the support of … Continue reading…

The body of a bloated Staffordshire bull terrier-cross dog has been retrieved from a Llangollen river, with rope tied around the neck. 

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information, after the sad discovery was made by a passer-by on 23 June, between the hours of 12.30pm and 12.45pm.

The charity pulled the dog’s body from the water at the Pentrefelin site in Denbighshire. A lump of wood was initially seen connected to the rope by the passer-by, but this – on … Continue reading…

An appeal for information has been launched after a cat was shot in the Pontypridd area, with a pellet breaking the tabby’s femur.

The owner found her female cat – named Tauriel – injured in the Llantwit Fardre area on 2 June, having been missing for a few days. The shooting is believed to have happened on 1 June.

 Sadly, Tauriel had been shot in the right back leg, which had broken the femur. Veterinary inspection found that the cat … Continue reading…

A woman has been banned from keeping animals for 10 years, after abandoning a terrier dog and leaving him to starve to death at a Deeside property. 

Debra Teresa Peet (d.o.b 24/10/1962), of Shotton, admitted causing the dog – named Benji – to suffer unnecessarily, with an RSPCA inspector expressing sadness at the “shocking disregard for a fellow living creature”.

Shocking images show the collapsed terrier dog, with bones visible across his skin. He had starved to death, falling amid … Continue reading…