The RSPCA has issued urgent advice to the public about what to do if they see a struggling seal on a beach – after “well-meaning” members of the public returned one to waters in Pembrokeshire.

RSPCA Cymru’s plea follows the rescue of the moulted grey seal pup from Castlemartin beach in Pembroke on Wednesday (25 September).

The rescue of the seal was completed by Welsh Marine Life Rescue (WMLR). It is understood the pup was one they had earlier sought … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has expressed delight after Caerphilly Council’s Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee gave unanimous support yesterday evening (17 September) to a motion which would ban the giving of pets as prizes on land owned by the local authority.

There is currently no legal restriction on the giving of pets as prizes in Wales if the recipient is over the age of 16. However, the RSPCA is concerned that this creates a situation where the welfare of animals won as … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has urged Deeside residents to be on the look-out for approximately 15 pet canaries believed to be loose in the Sandycroft area.

It is understood the pet birds are on the loose in the local area, and anyone who spots one has been urged to note the location, carefully confine them if possible in a secure, well-ventilated cardboard box and contact the RSPCA immediately.

Sadly, it is not anticipated that the pet birds will be able to survive … Continue reading…

An urgent appeal for information has been launched by RSPCA Cymru after three equines were found on the hillside at Wolfscastle in Haverfordwest.

Officers from the animal welfare charity were contacted after the horses were spotted by a member of the public on Sunday (8 September).

The horses – one Shetland, and two Welsh Section B type – are now in the care of the RSPCA as the search for an owner continues.

Anyone with information about where they may … Continue reading…

An RSPCA officer had a surprise – after responding to a call about a snake in Pencoed; only to arrive to find an elephant hawk-moth caterpillar!

RSPCA attended the Penybont Road property after concerns that a non-native species of snake was in the garden, where the animal had been confined by a concerned resident.

However, the animal was actually an elephant hawk-moth caterpillar!

The caterpillars retract their head and inflate the front of their body if they feel under threat … Continue reading…