The dangers fishing litter pose to Wales’ wildlife has again come under the spotlight, after the RSPCA raced to the rescue of a troubled swan at Pen-Y-Fan Pond in Crumlin.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after a member of the public spotted the swan with fishing line caught around their legs and back.

Officers from the charity continue to respond to animal welfare emergencies amid the coronavirus outbreak. The RSPCA says the incident acts as another reminder as to the dangers … Continue reading…

The RSPCA’s Newport Animal Centre has launched a special appeal for blankets, towels and bedding, to help animals in their care.

Such items offer vital comfort for the host of dogs, cats and other small furry animals seeking a new forever home from the centre.

Tumble dryers at the site are currently awaiting repair – which has furthered the need for these essential items for animals based at the Hartridge Farm Road centre, which rehomes approximately 400 animals annually.

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The people of Newport can get into the Christmas spirit by attending the local RSPCA animal centre’s festive fete – and even have the chance to meet Old Saint Nick himself.

RSPCA Newport Animal Centre will be fundraising at the event at the Ringland Labour Club on Saturday (30 November), from 11am until 2pm.  Entry to the event is free and booking in advance is not required.

Stalls will be selling a host of festive goodies – including handmade Christmas … 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…

The dangers discarded litter poses to wildlife has again come under the spotlight, following the sad death of a gull in the Newport area.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted after the bird was found by a member of the public at Stow Hill in Newport on 27 September, with a severe leg injury caused by rope.

An RSPCA officer attended to find the twine-like rope tightly gripped around the gull’s legs. Sadly, there was little option but to put the gull … Continue reading…