The dangers fishing litter pose to Wales’ wildlife has again come under the spotlight, after the RSPCA raced to the rescue of a troubled swan at Pen-Y-Fan Pond in Crumlin.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after a member of the public spotted the swan with fishing line caught around their legs and back.

Officers from the charity continue to respond to animal welfare emergencies amid the coronavirus outbreak. The RSPCA says the incident acts as another reminder as to the dangers … Continue reading…

An RSPCA inspector was left “disgusted” after a hedgehog was found tied to a tree by shoelaces used as a “makeshift crucifix”.

The animal welfare charity was alerted after a member of the public found the wild animal on Brynglas Avenue in the Pontllanfraith area of Blackwood yesterday (17 April).

Shockingly, the male hedgehog was found with their belly facing outwards from the tree, constrained by shoe laces. His leg was bleeding, as was his mouth and nose, and sadly … Continue reading…

A decapitated heron has been found in the Blackwood area, reports to RSPCA Cymru suggest.

The heron was seen by a member of the public on 5 May, at the Twyn, Fleur De Lis in the town, prompting an appeal for information.

Unfortunately, RSPCA Cymru has not been able to re-establish contact with the member of the public who initially reported the incident. As such, the charity has not been able to collect the body of the bird reportedly subject … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has issued a warning to pet owners following a string of reported cat poisonings within the South Wales East area.

Annie Simmonds, RSPCA inspector, has been responding to incidents in Crumlin, Newbridge, and in Pontllanfraith, near Blackwood.

It was reported to the RSPCA that in mid-December, three cats had died in the Rhymney Street area of Pontllanfraith, Blackwood. They lost their lives on 14 December, 15 December and 21 December respectively, with two of the deaths confirmed by … Continue reading…