An RSPCA appeal for information has been launched amid fears a gull was deliberately shot with an air rifle in Penarth.

The animal welfare charity was contacted after a resident of Summerland Crescent in Llandough heard three large bangs, before watching a gull fall into her back garden.

It is unclear whether the bird was shot in mid-flight, or while perched in the Llandough back garden. The incident took place on Sunday (June 10).

The gull was left with an … Continue reading…

A cat’s leg was left badly broken after being shot with an air rifle near Llanelli.

RSPCA Cymru was notified after the female tortoiseshell cat, named Spot, was shot last Friday (8 June), in the village of Pontyberem.

The cat – aged six – was taken to a veterinary practice, where it was confirmed her leg was broken by an air rifle pellet.

Spot is now set to undergo an operation to have the damaged leg amputated.

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An Ebbw Vale resident found an unexpected visitor at their home – after making the shock discovery of a three-foot snake in a kitchen gas meter.

RSPCA officers were alerted after the reptile – a kingsnake – was found in the gas meter of a flat on Mill Terrace in Cwm on Monday (4 June).

An animal collection officer attended the property to rescue the snake, who has now been transferred to a specialist centre in the West Midlands  - … Continue reading…

A hedgehog trapped in a metal fence had a slippery escape after an RSPCA inspector used soapy water to free the animal from his plight.

RSPCA Cymru were notified after the hedgehog was found trapped between gaps in a metal fence, at a property on Long Vue Road in Port Talbot.

The hedgehog was badly trapped, and unable to move through the gap – but, fortunately, the RSPCA was able to rescue the animal. The incident took place on Monday … Continue reading…

A rabbit who has been searching for a new home for almost SEVEN MONTHS is hoping to find her forever happiness this Rabbit Awareness Week.

Pippa, a white domestic rabbit, was found by a member of the public on a street in Cardiff in November 2017. It was feared the rabbit had been away from home for a long period of time, as she was found with bones visible, and patches of fur missing.

She was given treatment by the … Continue reading…