An RSPCA inspector was left “disgusted” after a hedgehog was found tied to a tree by shoelaces used as a “makeshift crucifix”.

The animal welfare charity was alerted after a member of the public found the wild animal on Brynglas Avenue in the Pontllanfraith area of Blackwood yesterday (17 April).

Shockingly, the male hedgehog was found with their belly facing outwards from the tree, constrained by shoe laces. His leg was bleeding, as was his mouth and nose, and sadly … Continue reading…

A runaway tortoise has been reunited with their Brackla-based owner, after being spotted walking up a path by a member of the public who was heading to the local shops.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the spur-thighed (Testudo graeca) tortoise was found strolling up a pathway on Tuesday April 3.

He had escaped after sneaking through the soft part of a fence panel in the garden of the home of his owner, Karen. The 12-year-old tortoise, named George, was missing … Continue reading…

The dead body of a cat has been found in a green wheelie bin in the Newbridge area.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the body of a soaking wet, dead black and white cat was found alongside beer cans and faeces in a wheelie bin in the vicinity of Church Road and Thorne Avenue in the area.

The charity has urged anyone with information linked to the incident to contact their inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

An RSPCA … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dead dog was dumped in a builders’ rubble sack on a Birmingham street over the Easter weekend.

A member of the public found the dog’s body on Saturday evening (31 March), in Arley Road, Saltley, and contacted the RSPCA.

The tan-coloured dog had been dumped in a blue plastic dog bed which had been placed in a large builders’ rubble sack with the handles tied.

He was wearing a leather collar but … Continue reading…

A very savvy cat has been put in charge of RSPCA Cymru’s brand new Instagram account, and is doing a “paw-some” job with her keen eye for slick selfies, and fabulous photographs.  

Charity staff were stunned as the photogenic feline – from the RSPCA’s Newport Animal Centre – showed a keen eye for snapping fantastic photos; using her paws to take wonderful selfies of rescue animals.

The cat – known to her friends as “Flash” – has now been put … Continue reading…