RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a badly-injured skewbald stallion was found on Cardiff’s Rover Way.

The horse is some 15-hands high and was found with wounds to both flanks which had been inappropriately treated with iodine spray.

Sadly, the stallion, thought to be aged around 15, was found with ulcers in both eyes, lacerations to his body and was lame on his left hind. He was found to be roaming the street, lethargic and clearly in great pain … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru and Natural Resources Wales have joined forces to urge livestock owners in flood-risk areas to sign up for flood alerts, after the RSPCA rescued 12 stranded sheep from River Clwyd flooding in mid-June.

The animal welfare charity was alerted after members of the public spotted the stranded  sheep in a meadow, with water current either side of the animals.

Video footage captured the precarious situation which the sheep found themselves in.

Fortunately, a successful rescue was completed by … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru received 133 calls in June regarding animals in hot environments in Wales, and is bracing itself for a busy July as temperatures continue to soar across the country.

The new figures suggest that, in Wales, the RSPCA receives more than one call on the issue every five and a half hours.

Across England and Wales, 2,065 calls were received on the issue by the charity over the month – with a majority relating to dogs, often left in … Continue reading…

The dramatic RSPCA Cymru rescue of a sheep trapped in a Gwynedd cove has been captured on film.

Breathtaking footage, largely recorded on action cameras, shows RSPCA officers swimming out to the cove to complete the amazing rescue.

The four-person rescue took place on 10 May, in Trefor, on the north coast of the Llŷn Peninsula – and demonstrates the incredible lengths the charity will go to rescue animals, and protect their welfare.

RSPCA inspectors Mike Pugh, Mark Roberts, … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is urging the public to come forward with information after a cat was fatally shot with a pellet gun in the Rumney area of Cardiff.

The shooting occurred on Tuesday 23 June, between 7pm and 8pm.

Attempts were made to remove the pellet through surgery, but the pedigree male cat – named Mishu – sadly died after going into cardiac arrest.

Inspector Kate Parker said: “We urgently wish to track down whoever was responsible for this shocking incident, Continue reading…