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…

RSPCA Cymru has thanked local firefighters and an Openreach engineer, after a feral cat had to be removed from the bonnet of a parked van in Cardiff.

The animal welfare charity had been alerted after a member of the public found the cat, motionless on the floor and covered in mud, in the early hours of June 14. It was understood that an incident took place where the cat had been involved in a road traffic collision on Caerau Lane, … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has given a warm welcome to a new Welsh Government announcement which could lead to “significant progress” in enhancing animal welfare standards across the country.

In a wide-ranging statement, Lesley Griffiths, the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs this afternoon (June 19) outlined her future plans for companion animal welfare in the National Assembly for Wales.

The Welsh Government confirmed it will work the Animal Welfare Network for Wales to explore whether the introduction of Codes … Continue reading…

An RSPCA inspector has expressed her “shock and dismay” after a young female kitten was left alone and abandoned in a zipped-up handbag down a Cardiff lane.

She was found in the bag by a member of the public, near their home on Albany Road, at approximately 4pm last Wednesday (6 June).

It was clear an attempt had been made to trap the kitten within the handbag, as the zip was completely done up aside from a very small gap…. Continue reading…