Cat welfare has been a major focus for frontline RSPCA Cymru officers during the Covid-19 lockdown – with 386 incidents reported in Wales over the period.

Since the start of lockdown, up to May 4, there have been 6,630 incidents reported to the charity’s hotline about cats – including 386 incidents in Wales alone. Hot spots for Wales include Cardiff (40), Neath Port Talbot (36), and Swansea (32).

The new figures have been released as part of the animal welfare … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru rescued and rehomed more cats than any other animal in 2018 – but needs to find more FUR-ever homes for cat companions as the month-long Adoptober rehoming drive continues.

More than 1,300 cats were rehomed in 2018 – forming the bulk of more than 2,000 animals rehomed by the RSPCA in Wales over the year. Pets found homes from RSPCA animal centres and via the charity’s network of independent branches across the country.

That means the RSPCA – … Continue reading…

Cat owners in Tonypandy have been warned to be vigilant following fears of a double cat poisoning in the local area.

Two male cats – named Albus and Tigger – had to be put to sleep on veterinary advice, after returning home on Wednesday morning (6 February) with symptoms consistent with poisoning.

Both cats were vomiting, and drinking a lot of water. They had very pale gums – and were wobbling when walking. Vets felt it was highly likely that … Continue reading…

The RSPCA and a tree surgeon teamed up last week to come to the aid of a tabby cat stuck 50-feet up a Llanrwst tree.

Animal welfare officers from the charity were notified after members of the public got in touch, and said the cat had been stuck in the tree for some four days.

RSPCA inspector Rachael Davies attended, and due to the great height the cat had reached, enlisted the support of a local tree surgeon from Nant … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has launched an urgent search for the owner of a three-legged cat, found dumped in a recycling bin, covered with fleas and ticks, in Pontypool.

Charity staff were contacted when the cat was found in the South Wales town last Wednesday (14 November).

Shockingly, a member of the public reported finding the cat inside a recycling bin.

The cat is not microchipped – and has been in the RSPCA’s care since being collected from Pontypool.

Anyone with information … Continue reading…