He’s had a major celebrity endorsement, column inches and plenty of social media shares – but beautiful Benjamin is still seeking his forever home happiness.

The ten-year-old, tan-coloured crossbreed has now spent eight months in the care of the RSPCA’s Newport Animal Centre and – despite proving a huge hit with the staff and celebrities alike – is attracting very little interest from prospective adopters.

Benjamin came into the care of the RSPCA following the death of his previous owner, … Continue reading…

A cat shooting in Abertillery has prompted RSPCA Cymru to launch an appeal for information.

Simba, a ginger and white male cat, was found shot near shops in the vicinity of Tillery Road on Monday (6 August). The shooting is believed to have taken place shortly before 8pm.

Veterinary inspection confirmed the cat had been shot. Simba was understandably distressed when taken to a veterinary practice, with blood pouring from chest wounds and the left foreleg unusable.

The shooting was … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru and North Wales Police have launched a joint appeal for information, after another suspected gull attack in North Wales – this time with a bow and arrow.

Charity officers, and North Wales Police’s Rural Crime Team, were alerted after a gull was photographed alive in East Parade Rhyl, but with a crossbow arrow sticking through their skin.

The bird is thought to still be alive and in the wild, but likely to be “experiencing significant suffering” as a … Continue reading…

A warning has been issued to cat owners in Cwmllynfell after vets confirmed the death of two cats in the local area was caused by anti-freeze poisoning.

RSPCA Cymru has now launched an appeal for information, and called for cat owners in the community to be vigilant and to know the symptoms of a suspected poisoning.

The animal welfare charity was alerted after two cats were found last week, not walking properly and appearing severely uncoordinated.

Fluffy, a brown and … Continue reading…

RSPCA has launched an urgent appeal for information amid fears a badly-injured dog found in Abercynon has been used in badger digging or dog fighting activity. 

The animal welfare charity was alerted after the dog was found near the Pontcynon Industrial Estate on Sunday (8 July).

Severe injuries have been found across the body of the border terrier, who was “visibly in a huge amount of pain”.

The dog was covered in bite wounds, the most prominent of which was … Continue reading…