RSPCA Cymru is bracing itself for a surge in abandoned animals; fearing the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis could see more owners in Wales struggling to keep their pets.

The animal welfare charity typically sees abandonment levels peak in the summer months.

In 2019, between June and August, 1,133 animals in Wales were reported as abandoned to the RSPCA – with incidents most common in Rhondda Cynon Taf (101), Bridgend (85), Caerphilly (81) and Neath Port Talbot (81).

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The horrific discovery of four blood-soaked dead puppies inside a sack has been made in Merthyr Tydfil. 

A council worker found the puppies dumped near a bridge in Pontsarn on Tuesday (19 February), and alerted the RSPCA.

The puppies were found in a sack of dog food, marked “GAIN greyhound 28”.  All were covered in blood – and an RSPCA Cymru inspector says the circumstances are “deeply worrying and suspicious”.

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A white fluffy hamster had a lucky escape – after being taken into a Cardiff property by a cat!

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the cat’s owner saw their pet bring the hamster into their home yesterday morning (24 January), on Bishop Street in Grangetown.

Fortunately, the hamster was uninjured – and has now come into the care of the RSPCA.

The owner of the hamster is unknown – and RSPCA staff now hope to reunite the animal with their … Continue reading…

Two cats named after a famous comedy duo hope today’s launch of a new movie could aid their search for a new forever home.

Stanley Laurel and Oliver Hardy are brother cats, and currently based at the RSPCA’s Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre at Upper Colwyn Bay.

The siblings’ search for forever home happiness comes as a new film Stan & Ollie, starring Steve Coogan and John C Reilly, hits UK cinemas today.

Stanley and Oliver came into the RSPCA’s care in … Continue reading…

Electronic roadside signage in Wales will soon display messages highlighting the dangers of leaving canine companions in hot cars – and has been lauded as “great news for dogs” by a delighted RSPCA Cymru.

Correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport confirms that the Welsh Government will look to accommodate the messaging when signs are not being used for operational purposes.

RSPCA campaigners urge members of the public to dial 999 if they see a dog in distress … Continue reading…