The dangers discarded litter poses to wildlife has again come under the spotlight, following the sad death of a gull in the Newport area.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted after the bird was found by a member of the public at Stow Hill in Newport on 27 September, with a severe leg injury caused by rope.

An RSPCA officer attended to find the twine-like rope tightly gripped around the gull’s legs. Sadly, there was little option but to put the gull … Continue reading…

Two poorly cats have been found dumped in a soaking wet cardboard box on an Ogmore Vale cycle track.

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a member of the public and their dog stumbled across the box while out walking on 29 September.

The box contained two terrified black cats – who were struggling with fur loss and sore skin. The cats are now in the care of the RSPCA’s Llys Nini branch following urgent veterinary care and pain … Continue reading…

An urgent appeal for information has been launched by RSPCA Cymru after three equines were found on the hillside at Wolfscastle in Haverfordwest.

Officers from the animal welfare charity were contacted after the horses were spotted by a member of the public on Sunday (8 September).

The horses – one Shetland, and two Welsh Section B type – are now in the care of the RSPCA as the search for an owner continues.

Anyone with information about where they may … Continue reading…

An RSPCA officer had a surprise – after responding to a call about a snake in Pencoed; only to arrive to find an elephant hawk-moth caterpillar!

RSPCA attended the Penybont Road property after concerns that a non-native species of snake was in the garden, where the animal had been confined by a concerned resident.

However, the animal was actually an elephant hawk-moth caterpillar!

The caterpillars retract their head and inflate the front of their body if they feel under threat … Continue reading…

The dangers fishing litter present to wildlife has been highlighted after RSPCA Cymru rescued an entangled buzzard in Haverfordwest.

RSPCA officers were alerted after the buzzard was spotted caught in the fishing line, and hanging from a tree upside down over a river on Sunday (25 August). The charity has thanked the “responsible angler” who observed and reported the bird’s plight.

The buzzard was in a field behind the Oak Veterinary Group Limited practice in the Pembrokeshire town. Video footageContinue reading…