A Wrexham cat faces the shocking prospect of potentially having his leg amputated after getting caught in an illegal gin trap.

The male ginger cat – named Tigger Bob – returned to his Maelor Avenue home in Penycae, with the device trapped to his leg.

It is unclear who put the trap down, or the circumstances behind how the poor cat came to be caught by the gin trap. The incident is believed to have taken place on Wednesday (17 … Continue reading…

An American Bulldog who came into the RSPCA’s care in a “horrendous, emaciated” condition is still searching for a second chance of happiness in a new forever home.

Kia – who is a largely white dog – was one of two malnourished American bulldogs spotted by members of the public at a South Wales property earlier this year. Her body was skeletal-like, with bones across her body protruding against her skin.

Both dogs were signed into the charity’s care in … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information amid fears that a dog was poisoned in the Pontypool area.

The animal welfare charity has been alerted after the male beagle dog, named Rolo, was found to be seriously unwell on 8 November, and was taken to a local veterinary practice by the owner.

Sadly, the extent of the dog’s condition meant the vets advised the dog be put to sleep to prevent further suffering. Vets believed that Rolo was exhibiting signs consistent … 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…

Two North Wales RSPCA branches and Cats Protection Colwyn & District have come together to provide vital funding for surgery for a tortoiseshell kitten found homeless in Prestatyn.

A member of the public found the four-month old female kitten in the North Wales town, with a badly damaged leg that required urgent amputation to protect her.

The bones in the kitten’s leg were completely crushed when she was found. It is believed her limb had been trapped for a considerable … Continue reading…