An RSPCA inspector was left “disgusted” after a hedgehog was found tied to a tree by shoelaces used as a “makeshift crucifix”.

The animal welfare charity was alerted after a member of the public found the wild animal on Brynglas Avenue in the Pontllanfraith area of Blackwood yesterday (17 April).

Shockingly, the male hedgehog was found with their belly facing outwards from the tree, constrained by shoe laces. His leg was bleeding, as was his mouth and nose, and sadly … Continue reading…

A runaway tortoise has been reunited with their Brackla-based owner, after being spotted walking up a path by a member of the public who was heading to the local shops.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the spur-thighed (Testudo graeca) tortoise was found strolling up a pathway on Tuesday April 3.

He had escaped after sneaking through the soft part of a fence panel in the garden of the home of his owner, Karen. The 12-year-old tortoise, named George, was missing … Continue reading…

The dead body of a cat has been found in a green wheelie bin in the Newbridge area.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the body of a soaking wet, dead black and white cat was found alongside beer cans and faeces in a wheelie bin in the vicinity of Church Road and Thorne Avenue in the area.

The charity has urged anyone with information linked to the incident to contact their inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

An RSPCA … Continue reading…

An appeal for information has been launched after a very unwell Staffordshire bull terrier was found by a member of the public in Moss Valley Park in Wrexham.

The male dog, dark brindle and white in colour, was found in an “appalling state” on Thursday evening (22 March). e was having a seizure, and appeared very thin – so was taken to a local veterinary practice.

Sadly, the condition of the dog was so bad that independent vets were left … Continue reading…

A woman has been handed a six-month community order for the way she treated her pet cat.

RSPCA Cymru attended the Upper High Street, Rhymney property of Eleanore Catherine Rhiannon Jenkins (d.o.b 15/01/1972), where a number of pets were living – including a tabby male cat then named Mischief, whose left-eye was found to be in a “horrendous condition”, partially closed due to pus and discharge.

The extent of the cat’s facial injury made it clear appropriate veterinary care was … Continue reading…