Two poorly cats have been found dumped in a soaking wet cardboard box on an Ogmore Vale cycle track.

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a member of the public and their dog stumbled across the box while out walking on 29 September.

The box contained two terrified black cats – who were struggling with fur loss and sore skin. The cats are now in the care of the RSPCA’s Llys Nini branch following urgent veterinary care and pain … Continue reading…

Commenting on the Welsh Government re-committing to a review of the Animal Welfare (Breeding of Dogs) (Wales) Regulations 2014, Claire Lawson said: “RSPCA Cymru has long been clear that while new dog breeding regulations were a big step forward, legislation would need to go a lot further to provide adequate protection.

“We have long welcomed the Welsh Government’s intention to review these regulations, to ensure they best compliment the anticipated ban on the third party sale of puppies.

“The … Continue reading…

An RSPCA officer had a surprise – after responding to a call about a snake in Pencoed; only to arrive to find an elephant hawk-moth caterpillar!

RSPCA attended the Penybont Road property after concerns that a non-native species of snake was in the garden, where the animal had been confined by a concerned resident.

However, the animal was actually an elephant hawk-moth caterpillar!

The caterpillars retract their head and inflate the front of their body if they feel under threat … Continue reading…

Commenting on the announcement of the launch of a Welsh Government consultation on draft Regulations – ‘The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Animal Exhibits) (Wales) Regulations 2020’ – RSPCA Cymru assistant director for external relations Claire Lawson said:

“We warmly welcome the launch of this consultation – and look forward to closely scrutinising these important proposals.

“The welfare of animals based in both static and traveling exhibits is of paramount importance to the RSPCA, and this consultation comes at a time … Continue reading…

A badly-injured tortoiseshell cat with a broken tail and damaged ear has been found outside Cardiff Central Train Station.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after a member of the public found the injured cat, and took her on the train to her Newport home last Friday (16 August), at approximately 5pm.

The cat – who is now in the care of the RSPCA – was in urgent need of veterinary help, and the tail had to be amputated immediately.

Sadly, the … Continue reading…