RSPCA Cymru has rescued a litter of kittens from a Queen Street roof in Cardiff, after gulls were spotted surrounding them at the top of the three-storey building.

The charity attended the city centre building to find three kittens huddled in the corner of a flat roof, on 13 June.

Nearby gulls were encountering the kittens; potentially because – at the peak of their nesting season – they were looking to protect young fledglings nearby.

RSPCA Cymru was able to … Continue reading…

An abandoned six-month-old kitten starved to death in an Aberdare property, after tragically being unable to claw into unopened sachets of food left at the house.

Ms Rhiannon Sian Davies (d.o.b 07/06/1987), of Llwynderi, Pen Y Waun, pleaded guilty to an Animal Welfare Act offence, after leaving the cat to die in an Aberdare house, with the neglect causing the feline “unimaginable, severe and totally unnecessary suffering.”

She was given a 10-week custodial sentence, suspended for 12 months, and banned … Continue reading…

Five dead ponies have been found dumped in a Pentyrch ditch – with a pair of trainers potentially offering a clue as to who abandoned their bodies.

The shocking discovery, on Tyn-Y-Coed Road, has prompted an RSPCA Cymru appeal for information, with a pair of blue Adidas trainers found at the scene potentially linked to the incident.

A South Wales Police officer found the equine bodies on 27 May. None of the animals had microchips or could be identified to … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service have teamed-up to save a cat trapped up a Treorchy tree.

The charity was alerted after the male cat  – named Moritz – became trapped seven metres up a tree in the Blaenrhondda area, on 12 March.

RSPCA Cymru attended, and enlisted the support of the South Wales Fire & Rescue Service who used ladders to reach Moritz and bring him back to safety.

Moritz is now safely back with his … Continue reading…

An appeal for information has been launched after a Barry cat died on a veterinarian’s recovery table after being shot by an air rifle.

The cat, named Rusty, had the pellet removed by operation on 24 February.

An x-ray scan revealed the pellet in the cat’s back, but – sadly – Rusty did not make it through the recovery stages following surgery.

The cat started to appear unwell approximately two weeks earlier, but had no obvious wounds on her body, … Continue reading…