An RSPCA officer is swapping his inspectorate uniform for his running shorts – as he looks to chalk-up a 590-mile lap of South Wales to raise funds for animals in need.

David Milborrow – who has been on the frontline for the RSPCA since 2014 – is running an entire lap of South Wales, and hopes to have completed his on-foot tour of the region by the end of 2021.

The RSPCA officer, however, faces “huge logistical challenges” – as … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru and South Wales Police have launched a joint appeal for information after two pigeons were found shot in the Pentwyn area of Cardiff.

Officers from the animal welfare charity were alerted after a member of the public found an injured pigeon at an address in The Hawthorns on Friday 2 April.

Examination found that the pigeon had pellet wounds to his body – which had caused serious injury to a wing. Sadly, another pigeon was found in the … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru and the South Wales Fire & Rescue Service have teamed up to come to the aid of a cat stuck on the roof of a three-story building in the Adamsdown area of Cardiff.

Inspector Gemma Black from the animal welfare charity enlisted the support of firefighters after the cat – known as Meuzza – was spotted atop the towering building on Cecil Street in the Welsh capital.

Firefighters used a hydraulic platform to reach the cat and showed … Continue reading…

An RSPCA appeal for information has been launched after a suspected double pigeon shooting in the Adamsdown area of Cardiff.

RSPCA inspector Darren Oakley was alerted after a member spotted a pigeon with an injured wing on 29 January.

The caller had safely confined the injured bird – but as inspector Oakley approached the property, he spotted another pigeon dead on the roadside.

Both birds were taken to a local veterinary practice – and X-rays revealed a pellet inside the … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is searching for the owner of a budgerigar found in a back garden off Clarmuir Road in the Splott area of Cardiff.

Officers from the animal welfare charity were alerted after a member of the public had found the unexpected visitor in their garden, before transferring the budgie to a veterinary practice.

The bird – who has an overgrown beak, and a few missing feathers – is largely white and blue in colour, and came into the RSPCA’s … Continue reading…