The RSPCA has rescued a young swan trapped in an enclosed graveyard – just months after rescuing the juvenile’s father.

An officer from the animal welfare charity was alerted after the juvenile swan was spotted among graves, in a cemetery adjacent to Highfield Road in Neath. The swan – a well-known symbol of love – was rescued today (14 February), on St Valentine’s Day.

The bird was unable to take off – likely due to the large fences and quantity … Continue reading…

Neath Port Talbot Council has become Wales’ first local authority to back a series of measures to mitigate the risks fireworks can pose to animals and their welfare.

Councillors unanimously backed noise limits and tougher restrictions on firework displays on Wednesday (27 November), to help ease difficulties for animals, and vulnerable people.

NPT’s move follows the launch of the RSPCA’s ‘Bang Out Of Order’ campaign; encouraging the responsible use of fireworks, and the adoption of tighter regulations concerning … Continue reading…

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…