A black Staffordshire bull terrier has been found in a ‘truly horrendous state’, in Glynneath, with RSPCA Cymru urgently seeking to find out the circumstances behind the dog’s sad condition.

The charity was contacted after the female dog was seen – on Sunday (17 September) – staggering and rocking in a single spot, with bloody mucus dripping from an open wound on her nose.

RSPCA Cymru collected the dog, who was found with a large mass on her forehead, oozing … Continue reading…

Assembly Member for Neath Jeremy Miles has experienced the day-to-day life of an RSPCA inspector, praising the “good work” carried out by the charity on the frontline.

Mr Miles accompanied RSPCA inspector Neill Manley on several calls in and around his Neath constituency on Wednesday (30 August).

The ride-along gave Mr Miles a chance to experience what RSPCA inspectors deal with on a day-to-day basis, with incidents related to animal abandonments, and advising owners on the importance of neutering and … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information after a cat was fatally shot in the Neath area.

The cat – named Bird – was found with a puncture wound between his shoulder blades, and was in severe distress as he dragged his back legs along the floor.

Sadly, Bird’s injuries were so severe that he later died from the extent of the injuries.

He was found at approximately 10:20pm, on 17 May, in the area of Valley View within … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information following reports of cat poisonings on Waun Las in Neath.

The charity has been informed that Oreo, a black and white cat approximately two years old, lost his life on 17 March following a suspected poisoning.

A local veterinary practice said that Oreo had symptoms consistent with a poisoning, and sadly he had to be put to sleep.

Worryingly, RSPCA Cymru has also been made aware of two other poisoning incidences on the same … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has rescued a corn snake in the Neath area – after it had hitched a lift in a van!

The snake, which is orange in colour, was found inside a van on 8 March. The vehicle had been dropped off at a scrap yard on Neath Abbey Road in the town.

Animal collection officer Ellie West rescued the snake, which is now based in a boarding establishment.

The van had come from the Bridge Street area of Neath…. Continue reading…