An escaped rainbow-coloured chameleon found in a garden in Rhyl has been safely returned home by the RSPCA.

The stray panther chameleon attracted plenty of interest after being found on 19 August, settled on a camellia plant in the garden of a Weaver Avenue property in the North Wales town.

A member of the public had initially mistaken the chameleon for a toy, and only realised what they had found when the animal closed one eye – appearing to wink!… Continue reading…

Powys Council staff welcomed an unusual visitor to their offices at Welshpool Youth Centre on Tuesday (11 September) – with a polecat soon rescued and released by RSPCA staff!

The animal welfare charity was contacted after the shock discovery was made at the Centre, on Howell Drive.

Fortunately, the polecat was in good health – and was safely confined within a room at the council building, before being rescued by an RSPCA officer.

RSPCA inspector Phil Lewis safely collected the … Continue reading…

An urgent appeal for information has been launched by the RSPCA after a sheep was found with “horrendous, gory injuries”, including its ears both ripped off – in a suspected dog attack.

RSPCA officers were alerted after a member of the public spotted the sheep on banking in the Caerphilly area, across the junction from the Trehir Civic Amenity Site towards the A649. The sheep was seen like this on Sunday (9 September).

The animal welfare charity attended to find … Continue reading…

A dramatic seal rescue – labelled the “most technical” ever dealt with by an RSPCA officer – hits television screens on Wednesday (September 12) as part of a new wildlife series.

Wednesday’s edition of ‘Saving Britain’s Wildlife’ – broadcast on Quest Red – tells the incredible story of the seal, who became badly trapped amid heavy rocks and boulders by a sea wall near the Port Talbot steelworks in November.

Remarkably, a three-tonne boulder was physically shifted out of the … Continue reading…

An appeal for information has been launched by the RSPCA after three rats were found dumped in a box in the Adamsdown area of Cardiff. 

Charity officers were alerted after the rats were found in a small park off Constellation Street, during late morning on Thursday (30 August).

The rats – understood to be two female, and one male – came into the care of the RSPCA. One is undergoing facial treatment at a veterinary practice, while the other two … Continue reading…