He’s had a major celebrity endorsement, column inches and plenty of social media shares – but beautiful Benjamin is still seeking his forever home happiness.

The ten-year-old, tan-coloured crossbreed has now spent eight months in the care of the RSPCA’s Newport Animal Centre and – despite proving a huge hit with the staff and celebrities alike – is attracting very little interest from prospective adopters.

Benjamin came into the care of the RSPCA following the death of his previous owner, … Continue reading…

Two young kittens have come into the care of the RSPCA, after the deputy manager of Newport Animal Centre spotted the tiny cats dumped in a cat carrier in bushes outside the centre yesterday (5 July). 

Kath Logan, the centre’s deputy manager, made the shock discovery between 5pm and 6pm.

The two kittens – one male and one female – were found bright and alert, and are both doing well in the RSPCA’s care. They are thought to be approximately … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has launched a search for the owner of an emaciated Shetland pony left in an “awful condition” on land adjacent to the A48 in the Coedkernew vicinity.

The animal welfare charity was notified after concerns from members of the public, who had seen the pony struggling to move.

An officer attended, and found a black Shetland pony unable to properly walk or stand-up, who was lame on their hind legs. The pony’s hips and spine could be easily … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru teamed-up with South Wales Fire & Rescue Service to tend to a gull who was horribly caught by a Newport television aerial.

Officers from the animal welfare charity were alerted after the troubled gull was spotted on Alma Street in Newport on Sunday (17 June).

An RSPCA animal collection officer attended the scene, and enlisted the support of firefighters after the gull was found to be hanging by his wing from the aerial.

Fire service personnel accessed the Continue reading…

An RSPCA appeal for information has been launched amid fears two cats from the same Risca home died as a result of anti-freeze poisoning.

Officers from the animal welfare charity were alerted after both cats – from Grove Road – were taken ill last Friday (25 May).

The two ginger cats, who are brothers, and named Simon and Garfunkel, appeared unwell and lethargic; with one visibly trembling.

Both were taken to a local veterinary practice, with the vet believing anti-freeze … Continue reading…