The power of Facebook has reunited a North Wales cat with its owner, after they were separated for an unbelievable ten weeks.

An injured tabby-and-white stray cat, named Beatrix, was collected by RSPCA Cymru on 4 November; found walking on three legs and in need of veterinary care in the Sychdyn, Mold area.

It was later discovered that the cat had first gone missing from her Flint home on 13 September.

Following treatment, which included antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medication, the … Continue reading…

An unusual resident has been found at Swansea University – a European yellow-tailed scorpion; rescued by RSPCA Cymru after being spotted by a passer-by.

Found on a wall at the University’s Singleton Campus on 16 November, the non-native species is not routinely found in Swansea – though settled populations do exist in Sheerness in Kent, and elsewhere on the Isle of Sheppey, with the scorpions believed to have been accidentally brought to the UK in the 1860s.

RSPCA Cymru is … Continue reading…

A North Wales local authority has been urged not to restrict, or prohibit, dogs from accessing marked sports playing fields, for fear of compromising their welfare.

RSPCA Cymru fears measures by Wrexham Council may inadvertently demonise responsible dog owners, as a consultation concerning the implementation of Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) for parks in the council area concludes.

The charity has responded to new plans from Wrexham Council concerning dogs in public spaces. These include banning dogs from marked sports … Continue reading…

Almost 100 puppies were rescued at Holyhead Port in the early hours of Tuesday morning, as part of an RSPCA-led, multi-agency operation tackling illegal animal importation.

The incident has been labelled a “shocking example” of the scale of the puppy trade, with the puppies – of various breeds including Beagles, Basset Hounds, Labradoodles and Pomeranians – treated as “cash bonanza” for organised criminal groups.

Following an intelligence-led move, two consignments of puppies were intercepted by Border Force as part of … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru’s Newport Adoption Centre, based inside the Pets at Home superstore on Docks Way, is celebrating the third anniversary of its opening.

Since 2013, the in-store centre, the first of its kind in Wales, has found new homes for 292 animals – 288 cats, two dogs and two rabbits.

Able to house up to six cats at one time within the centre, and working with a large network of foster carers to support more cats, the site also provides … Continue reading…