RSPCA Cymru received “deeply worrying” calls about distressed and unwell stray dogs on New Year’s Day in the Caerphilly County Borough area – which could be linked to the fear sparked by fireworks displays.

Officers were alerted to stray dogs found in Crumlin and New Tredegar, on New Year’s Day.

The charity fears that the straying may have been caused by the dogs being frightened by late-night fireworks as Wales celebrated the arrival of 2018.

In Trinant in Crumlin, a … Continue reading…

A cardboard box containing two kittens has been found abandoned by a car at Newport’s Spytty Retail Park.

The discovery has prompted an RSPCA Cymru appeal for information to the local community.

A member of the public reported to the RSPCA finding the cardboard box – for a pink swivel bath seat – next to her car at the retail park on Monday (11 December).

The two male kittens, both black and white domestic short-haired cats, are believed to be … Continue reading…

A dead Dogue de Bordeaux has tragically been found in a Newport river with marks around her body, prompting an RSPCA Cymru appeal for information.

The charity was alerted after the brindle-coloured female dog was found in water adjacent to Riverside Terrace in the Newbridge area of the city on Wednesday (15 November).

RSPCA officers retrieved the body from the river, with injuries visible on her left flank, and the side of the head. It’s unclear whether this damage was … Continue reading…

The search is on for the owner of a tabby cat found in Newport with an eye problem.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after a member of the public found the neutered male cat in the Marlowe Gardens area of the city.

It is believed the cat may be lost from home as he is “very friendly”, and the animal welfare charity is now appealing for information in the hope the owner may come forward.

The older male cat was not … Continue reading…

An injured cat was dumped on the doorstep of the RSPCA’s Newport Animal Centre on Saturday evening.

The tortoiseshell-and-white female cat was found by Centre staff during the early evening of Saturday (4 November), prompting an appeal for information about the circumstances behind the abandonment.

Staff found the cat with an injured neck, which was red and sore. The cat also has a severe flea infestation, but was not microchipped – meaning its owner cannot be easily traced.

The poor … Continue reading…