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…

A Rhyl resident had a surprise in their garden, when a rainbow-coloured chameleon they mistook for a toy winked at them!

The stray panther chameleon had – remarkably – settled on a camellia plant in the garden of a Weaver Avenue property in the North Wales town.

A shocked local resident mistakenly thought someone had left a toy on the plant – before the multi-coloured chameleon – found on 19 August – closed one eye!

RSPCA Cymru collected the reptile, … Continue reading…

An RSPCA appeal for information has been launched amid fears a gull was deliberately shot with an air rifle in Penarth.

The animal welfare charity was contacted after a resident of Summerland Crescent in Llandough heard three large bangs, before watching a gull fall into her back garden.

It is unclear whether the bird was shot in mid-flight, or while perched in the Llandough back garden. The incident took place on Sunday (June 10).

The gull was left with an … Continue reading…

A cat’s leg was left badly broken after being shot with an air rifle near Llanelli.

RSPCA Cymru was notified after the female tortoiseshell cat, named Spot, was shot last Friday (8 June), in the village of Pontyberem.

The cat – aged six – was taken to a veterinary practice, where it was confirmed her leg was broken by an air rifle pellet.

Spot is now set to undergo an operation to have the damaged leg amputated.

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RSPCA Cymru officers rescued almost 23 animals each and every day in 2017, as new figures – for RSPCA Week – highlight the breadth of the charity’s frontline work.

The new data, launched today (14 June) within the RSPCA’s Annual Summary for Wales, shows the RSPCA inspectorate rescued 8,220 animals – including pets, farm animals and wildlife – throughout 2017.

More rescues were completed by the RSPCA over the year than in both 2016 and 2015, with the figure … Continue reading…