An RSPCA appeal for information has been launched following the death of a red kite caught by an illegal gin trap.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the poor bird of prey was found bleeding, and with broken legs, in the trap on the B4340, near New Cross and Abermadwr on 7 May.

The caller who found the bird transferred the animal to a local veterinary practice, where it was confirmed that the legs had been broken by the trap.

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An RSPCA veterinary clinic is running “desperately low” of blankets and other bedding, and has asked supporters to donate unwanted items to help animals in its care.

RSPCA Merthyr Tydfil Clinic – at The Willows in Abercanaid – provides veterinary care for sick or injured animals rescued by RSPCA officers; and offers low-cost support for pets of people on benefits in the local community.

The centre provides care for more than 5,000 animals every year, including treatment for sick and … Continue reading…

Music fans across Wales can help the RSPCA secure the Christmas number one slot, and provide vital support for animals in need across the country.

The animal welfare charity has thrown its hat into the ring to claim the festive chart accolade – as up-and-coming singer Lucy Ellie covers Simply Red’s hit song – Stars, in aid of the RSPCA.

‘Stars’ is the soundtrack to the charity’s ‘Kindness at Christmas’ video, which has already gone viral with over … Continue reading…

The search is on for the owner of a tabby cat found in Newport with an eye problem.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after a member of the public found the neutered male cat in the Marlowe Gardens area of the city.

It is believed the cat may be lost from home as he is “very friendly”, and the animal welfare charity is now appealing for information in the hope the owner may come forward.

The older male cat was not … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru teamed-up with firefighters from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service to save a distressed cat stuck on a Llanelli roof.

A resident of an adjacent care home spotted the cat atop the roof of a Clos Glanmor bungalow in the town.

The black and white domestic shorthair was stuck on the roof overnight between Wednesday 18, and Thursday 19 October – and, by the next morning, appeared lethargic, and upset.

RSPCA Cymru was notified on the … Continue reading…