RSPCA Cymru appeal for information to trace owner

Thursday 19 September 2013

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a rat was found dumped in a cage at the end of an alleyway in Newport.

A member of the public discovered the animal at around 12.45 on Monday (16/09/13) at the end of Milner Street, Liswerry and kept her until an RSPCA inspector could attend.

Initially it was thought that the black and white female rat was pregnant but following … Continue reading…

19.09.13

RSPCA branches and animal centres across the North of England are facing a cat crisis with many reporting unprecedented numbers of felines in their care.

The crisis is so bad that most branches and centres are unable to take in any more cats at the moment and several have more than 100 desperately waiting for new homes.

Our staff and volunteers at centres and branches say the pressure facing them is escalating and they are calling on the public … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information about a much loved cat  who died after being shot in Mountain Ash, Rhondda Cynon Taf – the third incident of its kind in the same street.

On Sunday (September 8th) Cheryl Jones’ black and white, female cat called Splash returned home to Railway Terrace, bleeding, dragging herself and making a crying noise.

Ms Jones initially thought Splash had been in a fight and made her comfortable in the living room, but sadly she … Continue reading…

A female Shar Pei dog has been rescued from a ditch in Cottingham, East Yorkshire by two RSPCA inspectors.

 

A dog walker spotted her stuck down the ditch on Middledyke Lane last Wednesday (4 September 2013) and called the RSPCA. She’s now been named ‘Wendy’ after the member of the public.

 

RSPCA inspectors Sarah Kenward and Hannah Bryer attended. Inspector Bryer said: “We’re very grateful to the lady who found her and called for help.

 

“Wendy was … Continue reading…

Thursday 5 September 2013

The RSPCA is warning of the danger posed to wildlife by discarded fishing litter following a recent incident in Abergele involving a herring gull that was badly wounded by a fishing lure.

A member of the public called the RSPCA after spotting the young gull in his garden with hooks caught in his beak and foot.  

When RSPCA Inspector Mike Pugh arrived the gull was bleeding from the wounds which had become infected. After examining the bird he was able to cut the hooks off using a pair of pliers. The bird was then taken to RSPCA wildlife centre at Stapeley Grange in Cheshire for treatment.

gullfishllure

Every year the RSPCA takes hundreds of similar calls about wildlife injured or even killed by fishing litter which has not been properly disposed of and all of the RSPCA’s four wildlife centres have had birds injured by fishing tackle admitted in recent weeks.

Inspector Pugh said: “This case highlights the dangers posed to wildlife by carelessly discarded fishing litter. We urge anyone about to go out fishing to make sure they take those extra few minutes to dispose of their litter properly. They could be saving a life.”

The RSPCA has been working with the Angling Trust, the Environment Agency and the National Swan Convention, to reduce the impact of lost and discarded fishing tackle which causes injuries to wildlife.

If you spot an animal in distress, please call the RSPCA’s 24-hour helpline on 0300 1234 999.