Approximately 400 humans and hundreds of dogs took over Bute Park on Saturday (May 18) as the hotly-anticipated Big Walkies Live returned to Cardiff.

The event marked a “celebration of dogs of all shapes and sizes” – as canines and their owners enjoyed two scenic walk routes through the beautiful surroundings of the central Cardiff-based park.

Attendees also savoured the Big Walkies Live event village – including entertainment from Radio Cardiff 98.7FM DJs Wyburn & Wayne, plus refreshments, stalls and … Continue reading…

A tiny, four-week-old kitten was saved from a state of desperation after becoming trapped amid very large rock boulders on the breakwater on Towyn beach.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the members of the public heard meows at the boulders adjacent to a cycle path – though the cat could not be seen.

Officers from the charity made three separate visits to the site to secure necessary access to the kitten.

RSPCA officers first nicknamed the kitten ‘Rocky’; and later … Continue reading…

A pair of Milford Haven teenagers have each been given a 12-month referral order, and banned from keeping animals, after admitting to the “horrifying” offence of hitting, clubbing and stabbing a chicken, and setting the helpless animal on fire.

The pair – who cannot be named for legal reasons – stole the chicken from a Milford Haven garden in Pembrokeshire, before subjecting the bird to the acts dubbed by a veterinary surgeon as “gratuitous torture”. Sadly, the chicken has died…. Continue reading…

The horrific discovery of four blood-soaked dead puppies inside a sack has been made in Merthyr Tydfil. 

A council worker found the puppies dumped near a bridge in Pontsarn on Tuesday (19 February), and alerted the RSPCA.

The puppies were found in a sack of dog food, marked “GAIN greyhound 28”.  All were covered in blood – and an RSPCA Cymru inspector says the circumstances are “deeply worrying and suspicious”.

All puppies are lurcher-type, appear to be from the same … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has rescued two ferrets, found running loose at Aberthaw Nature Reserve in South Wales.

The ferrets – one male and one female – are not microchipped, and the RSPCA has launched an appeal for information in the hope of tracking down the owner.

An RSPCA officer was alerted after the ferrets were spotted on Wednesday (9 January).

Inspector Gemma Black was able to rescue the ferrets – who were transferred to the charity’s Merthyr-based clinic for health check, … Continue reading…