A swan had an unwanted trip to soft play – after getting a discarded foam play square stuck around her neck on Wednesday (July 1).

RSPCA Cymru raced to the aid of the swan, after her plight was spotted by a member of the public at a lake near Rhydwen Close in Rhyl.

Fortunately, the swan was uninjured and the foam could be safely removed and the bird immediately returned to the wild.

However, the swan was in “urgent need … Continue reading…

Allotment holders in Newport had an unexpected visitor – after an escaped six-foot, red-tailed boa constrictor turned up at the site!

The snake was found by a member of the public on the allotments near Malpas Road in the city on June 14.

Fortunately, the snake was soon easily caught and transported to a nearby Police station, before coming into the care of the RSPCA.

The boa has now been transferred to a specialist facility in the West Midlands for … Continue reading…

A cat had the narrowest of escapes after getting shot with a pellet gun in Beddau.

RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information after Milo returned to his Heol Cawrdaf home clearly out-of-sorts and spooked.

His owners found blood coming from his body, and Milo was later breathing erratically.

The nine-year-old cat was rushed to the vets and X-rays found a pellet from an air rifle lodged under his spine.

Milo was left “millimetres from death” after the shooting, … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru fears a financial recession could leave Wales facing an even deeper equine crisis -  with the animal welfare charity already inundated with calls about horses in need. 

Since Covid-19 lockdown measures were announced on 23 March, the RSPCA has received reports of 195 incidents about horses in Wales – prompting fears that worse is to come if an economic recession follows the pandemic.

In 2019, 2,145 equine incidents were reported to the RSPCA in Wales – 10 per … Continue reading…

The RSPCA’s Merthyr Tydfil Clinic continues to help animals in emergency situations amid the coronavirus outbreak – dealing with more than 400 cases since lockdown started.  

New figures have been released by RSPCA Cymru as part of its emergency appeal, launched to keep its frontline rescue teams working during the Covid-19 crisis.

Across England and Wales, the charity’s five animal hospitals and clinics have been providing emergency care to thousands of animals rescued by frontline officers during the crisis; … Continue reading…