A member of the public in Denbigh had a fright – when her dog found a scorpion running across the living room floor.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the tiny scorpion was found by six-year-old Hungarian Vizsla dog Otis at a property on The Hay Barn in the North Wales town on Saturday 5 September.

Fortunately, the scorpion is uninjured and has been transferred to appropriate accommodation with a keeper who lives in the region.

The scorpion is from the … Continue reading…

A North Wales swan experienced catastrophic and fatal injuries following a dog attack in Conwy.

The attack has prompted the RSPCA to issue a reminder to dog owners about the importance of keeping their pets under control near wildlife.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the swan was attacked on the estuary on Friday lunchtime (14 August), at an RSPB reserve near Conwy castle.

Friday’s attack came from a dog being walked off the lead, and led to the whole back … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has launched an appeal for information following a cat shooting in Wrexham. 

Officers from the charity were alerted after a female cat, named Willow, was found to have a large air pellet lodged in the bone of her leg, near to the elbow joint.

Her owner – Katie Judd – rushed Willow, who is 11 and a half months old, to the vets after she was found outside her Minafon property on the evening of 18 April limping … Continue reading…

A member of the public built a makeshift catapult to fire carrots up to a wild goat trapped on a North Wales mountain ledge – before RSPCA Cymru rescued the stranded animal. 

The animal welfare charity has praised the “immense kindness” of the individual – who reported the trapped goat to the RSPCA, with a dramatic rescue safely completed on Wednesday 18 March.

RSPCA officers were able to undertake the rescue after North Wales Police identified the grid reference location … Continue reading…

Conwy County Borough Council looks set to become the fifth local authority in Wales to back RSPCA plans to mitigate the risks posed by fireworks to animals in the local area.

The Council’s Economy and Place Overview Scrutiny Committee last Wednesday (4 March) backed a series of measures to reduce the risks posed by fireworks to animals in the Conwy area.

Proposals include publicising displays in advance so pet owners can be prepared, a public awareness campaign, and encouraging local … Continue reading…