The RSPCA has issued a warning about how to respond to finding unwell or beached cetaceans, after two dolphins were inappropriately returned to the sea by members of the public in West Wales in recent weeks.

Officers say “well-meaning” beach-walkers have sought to help beached dolphins by moving them back into the water, but that this is the “wrong thing to do for the animals, and their welfare”.

Last Sunday (5 August), a dead striped dolphin was found on Coppet … Continue reading…

He’s had a major celebrity endorsement, column inches and plenty of social media shares – but beautiful Benjamin is still seeking his forever home happiness.

The ten-year-old, tan-coloured crossbreed has now spent eight months in the care of the RSPCA’s Newport Animal Centre and – despite proving a huge hit with the staff and celebrities alike – is attracting very little interest from prospective adopters.

Benjamin came into the care of the RSPCA following the death of his previous owner, … Continue reading…

A cat shooting in Abertillery has prompted RSPCA Cymru to launch an appeal for information.

Simba, a ginger and white male cat, was found shot near shops in the vicinity of Tillery Road on Monday (6 August). The shooting is believed to have taken place shortly before 8pm.

Veterinary inspection confirmed the cat had been shot. Simba was understandably distressed when taken to a veterinary practice, with blood pouring from chest wounds and the left foreleg unusable.

The shooting was … Continue reading…

A feral kitten saved from a hedge at the 2017 Royal Welsh Show is doing “really well” – as his new owner returned to the site of the unique rescue one year on.

The male kitten, aged only weeks old, grabbed many headlines at the 2017 Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, after being rescued by RSPCA officers Phil Lewis and Warwick Burgess.

Fortunately, the kitten was given a clean bill of health by a local Builth Wells veterinary practice, and RSPCA … Continue reading…

A warning has been issued to cat owners in Cwmllynfell after vets confirmed the death of two cats in the local area was caused by anti-freeze poisoning.

RSPCA Cymru has now launched an appeal for information, and called for cat owners in the community to be vigilant and to know the symptoms of a suspected poisoning.

The animal welfare charity was alerted after two cats were found last week, not walking properly and appearing severely uncoordinated.

Fluffy, a brown and … Continue reading…