The RSPCA has launched an appeal for information after TWO hamsters were found abandoned at a Merthyr Tydfil property.

Officers from the animal welfare charity were contacted after a shocked member of the public found a hamster on their doorstep at 9.20am on Tuesday (9 October), on Tramroad Terrace in the South Wales town.

There was a little bit of sawdust in the Groundwork-branded box, but no food or drink. The words “hamster inside” were scrawled across the top of … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has launched an appeal for information after an underweight, dead, maggot-infested French bulldog puppy was found wrapped in a towel by a Merthyr riverbank.

 A member of the public made the shock discovery on 24 July, opposite Merthyr College, by the bank of the River Taff in the centre of the South Wales town.

The French bulldog’s body was found wrapped in a yellow towel – and after being examined by a vet was found to have suspicious … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has renewed calls for the retention of a full ban on electronic training devices on dogs and cats in Wales, as legislation outlawing the devices passes 100 months on the statute book.

The animal welfare charity say calls to relax, or water down, the ban on electronic training devices – namely around containment fencing – would prove “detrimental for pet welfare”. RSPCA Cymru has long opposed use of the devices, which they say can cause fear and pain … Continue reading…

A feral kitten saved from a hedge at the 2017 Royal Welsh Show is doing “really well” – as his new owner returned to the site of the unique rescue one year on.

The male kitten, aged only weeks old, grabbed many headlines at the 2017 Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, after being rescued by RSPCA officers Phil Lewis and Warwick Burgess.

Fortunately, the kitten was given a clean bill of health by a local Builth Wells veterinary practice, and RSPCA … Continue reading…

An RSPCA Cymru staff member locked himself in a hot car to experience the dangers dogs face when left in vehicles in warmer conditions.

RSPCA media relations officer Chris O’Brien spent just over 26 minutes locked in a stationary vehicle last Friday (29 June) – and the temperature sky-rocketed from 23.3°C to more than 57°C degrees.

The video – shot over a series of updates – shows the temperature inside the car increase to over 35°C after five minutes, 43.6°C … Continue reading…