A duck has sadly become one of wildlife’s latest victims of fishing litter, after wire became trapped tightly around the bird’s leg. 

RSPCA Cymru was alerted to the mallard hybrid duck’s plight after a member of the public spotted the distressed animal at Hendre Lake in Cardiff.

Officers from the animal welfare charity found the duck yesterday (29 June) – whose leg had sadly gone totally limp as a consequence of her injuries. Sadly, it was felt the kindest option … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru rushed to the aid of a Cardiff fox trapped in a snare last night, which the animal welfare charity fears may have been illegally set.

The fox was trapped in a snare set at the base of a tree in the CF5 area of Cardiff – on an unnamed country road, and was discovered on Wednesday evening (18 December).

Setting a snare at the foot of a tree is not compliant with the Welsh Government’s voluntary code of Continue reading…

A Cardiff taxi driver had an unexpected passenger on board – after discovering an orange corn snake under the bonnet of a taxi.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted after the shock discovery was made in the Grangetown area of the city last Friday (11 October).

The animal welfare charity attended, and was able to reach the snake – which was found just beneath the bonnet of the vehicle on Stockland Street.

Fortunately, despite being a little underweight and cold, the snake … Continue reading…

A Cardiff family had a shock when a stray ferret wandered through the back-door of their home. 

RSPCA Cymru was contacted after the ferret made an unannounced visit to a property on Fidlas Road last Friday evening (11 October). The property is on the Cyncoed side of the road.

The male ferret was taken to a veterinary practice to be checked over, but fortunately was found to have no welfare concerns. He is now based at the charity’s Newport Animal … Continue reading…

A cat who came into the care of the RSPCA after their owner moved into a care home is now looking for her new forever home.

Gorgeous Tabitha is a five-year-old domestic short haired tabby cat, who has been labelled a “sweet and gentle” cat by staff at the RSPCA Newport Adoption Centre.

The cat came into the care of the RSPCA after her previous owner had to go into a care home. She was the “world” of her former … Continue reading…