An unusual resident has been found at Swansea University – a European yellow-tailed scorpion; rescued by RSPCA Cymru after being spotted by a passer-by.

Found on a wall at the University’s Singleton Campus on 16 November, the non-native species is not routinely found in Swansea – though settled populations do exist in Sheerness in Kent, and elsewhere on the Isle of Sheppey, with the scorpions believed to have been accidentally brought to the UK in the 1860s.

RSPCA Cymru is … Continue reading…

A North Wales local authority has been urged not to restrict, or prohibit, dogs from accessing marked sports playing fields, for fear of compromising their welfare.

RSPCA Cymru fears measures by Wrexham Council may inadvertently demonise responsible dog owners, as a consultation concerning the implementation of Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) for parks in the council area concludes.

The charity has responded to new plans from Wrexham Council concerning dogs in public spaces. These include banning dogs from marked sports … Continue reading…

One cat has died, and another has been battling for his life, after being poisoned with anti-freeze in the Caerphilly area.

RSPCA Cymru is urging members of the public to come forward with any information to ascertain how the two cats, who are brothers, consumed the poison.

The devastated owner of the Corbett Grove, Caerphilly cats has no idea where the poisonous substance came from.  The first – named Oliver had to be put to sleep on veterinary advice, whilst … Continue reading…

A family pet was left with severe injuries and had to be put to sleep after being shot with an air rifle in North Wales.

Bobby, an eight-year-old tabby and white cat, was found injured by a member of the public on Wednesday 9 November in Wrexham, and taken to a nearby veterinary practice. The cat was from the Minera area of the town.

X-rays showed that the cat had been shot, with a pellet visible just above his hip … Continue reading…

Almost 100 puppies were rescued at Holyhead Port in the early hours of Tuesday morning, as part of an RSPCA-led, multi-agency operation tackling illegal animal importation.

The incident has been labelled a “shocking example” of the scale of the puppy trade, with the puppies – of various breeds including Beagles, Basset Hounds, Labradoodles and Pomeranians – treated as “cash bonanza” for organised criminal groups.

Following an intelligence-led move, two consignments of puppies were intercepted by Border Force as part of … Continue reading…