RSPCA Cymru is urgently seeking to reunite a cat, found in the Merthyr area with a ruptured eye, with her family.

The tortoiseshell cat was first spotted by a members of the public in the Glasier Road area of the town, straying, in November 2016. Locals kept a look out for her, providing temporary care and food.

However, the condition of the cat – still straying – worsened significantly in the weeks which followed, with her eye appearing both bloody … Continue reading…

The majority of the 950 million chickens farmed each year in the UK for food are bred to grow so fast millions of them are dangerously heavy for their age, struggle to walk properly and can suffer from heart defects, according to the RSPCA.

The issue – which will be highlighted by Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty on Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast (Channel 4, 27 January, 8pm) – is considered the most serious welfare problem facing chickens today … Continue reading…

A man who assisted RSPCA Cymru in the attempted rescue of an injured gull by utilising his model boat has been thanked by the charity.

The RSPCA was called on 16 January, following reports of an injured bird at Cold Knap, in Barry.

An RSPCA inspector arrived to find a gull, swimming in the Cold Knap lake but appearing to struggle, while in obvious distress.

The location of the bird would have meant the RSPCA having to leave the scene … Continue reading…

Three gulls have had to be put to sleep after being found trapped in fishing litter in the Cardiff area.

RSPCA Cymru worked with Cardiff City Council, and South Wales Fire & Rescue, to help the birds on 17 January – but, unfortunately, their injuries were too severe and they had to be put to sleep.

The charity was alerted after a gull was spotted hanging from one wing from a tree, tangled amid the branches 30 foot from the … Continue reading…

A Pembrokeshire man has been banned from keeping dogs for five years, after failing to investigate and address the emaciated state of two Basset Hounds.

Mr Robert Lyn Jenkins, of Maes Y Bryn, Llandissilio, Clunderwen, pleaded guilty to the Animal Welfare Act offences at Haverfordwest Magistrates’ Court on 16 January 2017. This is an absolute ban, as it cannot be appealed for a five-year period.

An RSPCA inspector said the Hounds had been through a “very tough time”, and both … Continue reading…