Cat welfare has been a major focus for frontline RSPCA Cymru officers during the Covid-19 lockdown – with 386 incidents reported in Wales over the period.

Since the start of lockdown, up to May 4, there have been 6,630 incidents reported to the charity’s hotline about cats Рincluding 386 incidents in Wales alone. Hot spots for Wales include Cardiff (40), Neath Port Talbot (36), and Swansea (32).

The new figures have been released as part of the animal welfare … Continue reading…

Kittens Wilbur and Orville were abandoned

RSPCA appeal for information after cats were found riddled with fleas and callously left with no food or water on a chilly morning in Kent

Two young cats were abandoned in a sealed cardboard box and dumped on a playing field in Sheerness on Wednesday morning (20 September)


The 16-week-old black kittens were found when a dog walker saw the cardboard box, which had been left in the middle of the football pitch on New Road, suddenly move.

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We’re appealing for information after a cat was tied up in a duvet cover which was put inside a Lidl shopping bag and abandoned at one of our charity shops.

The young tabby cat was found by chance at the RSPCA shop on Blackstock Road in Central London on the morning of Friday, 11 July.


Abandoned in a pile of donations

The cat is thought to be around a year old and has been named Stuart Lidl by … Continue reading…


The cat population in the UK has reached crisis point with more cats being taken in than ever before and fewer people adopting them.

In a new report Tackling the Cat Crisis (PDF 2.73MB), it has been revealed the number of cats entering our care has increased from 29,269 in 2010 to 31,556 in 2012.

The number of new homes found for cats in the same period declined by 10 per cent.

We are full to capacity … Continue reading…