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…

RSPCA Cymru has issued a reminder about the challenges involved in looking after exotic pets, after the animal welfare charity rescued a snake that a member of the public found in Pontyclun.

The Honduran milk snake – who has been nicknamed Carlos – was found on a driveway on 13 March. The snake was then transferred to a local veterinary practice by the helpful member of the public.

Anyone with information as to why the snake was found alone in Continue reading…

A member of the public in Bagillt had a shock after their door was knocked, and they were handed a poorly snake stuffed in a pillowcase.

The boa constrictor was dumped at the Neston View property yesterday evening (27 February), shortly after 6.30pm.

People at the household already kept a number of exotic pets – so it is believed the individual dropping off the snake was aware of this.

An RSPCA officer attended the property to collect a very lethargic, … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru officers tended to animals in need throughout the Christmas holidays, with 129 calls logged to the charity between 24 and 26 December – including a corn snake rescued in Bangor on Christmas Day.

The charity’s officers are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to help animals – and the festive period was no exception.

Of the 129 calls logged over Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, 49 concerned complaints about the treatment of animals, … Continue reading…

A deceased snake was spotted by a member of the public in the Ely area of Cardiff, with the carcass being thrown and kicked around by a group of boys.

The snake – a boa constrictor – was seen near the Archer Road area, in the western part of the city on Friday (15 December).

It is unclear whether the snake was dead or alive prior to the incident – but the RSPCA are appealing for information should anyone in … Continue reading…