An otter has been returned to the wild following a run-in with an electric fence in Carmarthenshire.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted after members of the public spotted the otter appearing lethargic on 22 May.

It is believed the otter had sadly run into a nearby electric fence and was disorientated from the experience.

The member of the public was able to confine the otter by placing a wire run over the top of him – before RSPCA animal rescue officer … Continue reading…

Calls are being made to ensure those renting accommodation in Wales shouldn’t be unfairly denied the chance to own pets. 

RSPCA Cymru has urged the Welsh Government to act as it responds to a consultation on new draft regulations linked to the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016.

The Welsh Government is currently considering new draft model written statements. These will provide landlords access to consistent, uniform statements of contracts for their tenants, which they can use if they choose…. Continue reading…

Two dead and decomposed cats have been found in rubble sacks in the Caerphilly area.

Officers from RSPCA Cymru were alerted after a member of the public found the cats on a footpath behind Rhiw’r Coetir in Caerphilly on 13 May.

The bodies were found decomposed – but one of the cats appears to be black and white, and the other a female tabby. They were found in blue rubble sacks, and one of the cats had Christmas decorations attached … Continue reading…

A “fox in the box” scored an own goal – after getting caught in football goal netting in a back garden in Swansea.

RSPCA animal rescue officer Paula Milton raced to the scene on Long View Road in Swansea on 19 May, and found the fox cub’s back legs and pelvis hopelessly tangled in the goal netting.

ARO Milton was able to keep the cub calm by covering him in a big blanket, before she cut him loose from the … Continue reading…

A ginger cat has been shot in the Betws Ifan area, with his multiple injuries so severe that he had to be put to sleep.

On Tuesday (25 May), a member of the public found the cat in a very bad way and contacted the RSPCA’s Ceredigion Branch for support.

The Branch provided funding for the cat to be taken to Castle House Vets in Newcastle Emlyn – where X-Rays revealed a series of bullets to two legs, thought to … Continue reading…