The RSPCA’s Merthyr Tydfil Clinic continues to help animals in emergency situations amid the coronavirus outbreak – dealing with more than 400 cases since lockdown started.  

New figures have been released by RSPCA Cymru as part of its emergency appeal, launched to keep its frontline rescue teams working during the Covid-19 crisis.

Across England and Wales, the charity’s five animal hospitals and clinics have been providing emergency care to thousands of animals rescued by frontline officers during the crisis; … Continue reading…

A muscovy-cross duck rescued from Ebbw Vale was the 30,000th animal treated by the RSPCA Merthyr Tydfil Clinic.

The clinic – which opened in 2005 – provides vital veterinary service for sick and injured animals that have been rescued by the RSPCA’s frontline officers. It also offers low-cost veterinary service for local pets owned by those in receipt of certain state benefits.

Senior clinician Jon Fitzmaurice and his team treat a wide range of animals each year – and were … Continue reading…

The horrific discovery of four blood-soaked dead puppies inside a sack has been made in Merthyr Tydfil. 

A council worker found the puppies dumped near a bridge in Pontsarn on Tuesday (19 February), and alerted the RSPCA.

The puppies were found in a sack of dog food, marked “GAIN greyhound 28”.  All were covered in blood – and an RSPCA Cymru inspector says the circumstances are “deeply worrying and suspicious”.

All puppies are lurcher-type, appear to be from the same … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has launched an appeal for information after an underweight, dead, maggot-infested French bulldog puppy was found wrapped in a towel by a Merthyr riverbank.

 A member of the public made the shock discovery on 24 July, opposite Merthyr College, by the bank of the River Taff in the centre of the South Wales town.

The French bulldog’s body was found wrapped in a yellow towel – and after being examined by a vet was found to have suspicious … Continue reading…

An American bulldog was found in a “pitiful” condition staggering the streets of a South Wales village, prompting an urgent RSPCA Cymru appeal for information.

Officers from the charity were contacted after the female dog was found in the village of Quakers Yard – near Merthyr Tydfil – on Friday (9 March).

The white and brown dog – who is very identifiable due to a scar on her back – had an abscess underneath her throat which was dripping with … Continue reading…