Cat welfare has been a major focus for frontline RSPCA Cymru officers during the Covid-19 lockdown – with 386 incidents reported in Wales over the period.

Since the start of lockdown, up to May 4, there have been 6,630 incidents reported to the charity’s hotline about cats – including 386 incidents in Wales alone. Hot spots for Wales include Cardiff (40), Neath Port Talbot (36), and Swansea (32).

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A collapsed baby deer was ‘brought back to life’ with an oxygen mask after being rescued from a raging moor fire by firefighters and the RSPCA. 

 

RSPCA inspector Daniel Bradshaw was called to moorland off Sand Lane, in Wroot, near Doncaster, on Wednesday afternoon (20 May) by fire crews who had been tackling the fire for three days. 

 

He said: “There were eight fire engines and crews on the scene from across Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire trying to … Continue reading…

Rescue pets in the care of the RSPCA in Wales can be rehomed again for the first time since coronavirus restrictions came into force.

The Welsh Government is now directing animal rescue organisations to new Guidance that has been published by the Animal Welfare Network for Wales. This will allow rescue centres and animal welfare organisations to safely find new homes for animals in their care, or foster them out to temporary carers.

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Two kind-hearted bikers are delivering vital animal medicines across North Wales to help keep pets safe during the coronavirus outbreak.

Volunteers Jimmy Aspinall and Neil Pearson have been transporting emergency medicines across the region on behalf of the RSPCA’s Clwyd & Colwyn Branch.

Clwyd & Colwyn Branch’s Rhyl Clinic – on Vaughan Street – is the only RSPCA clinic operating in North Wales amid the Covid-19 outbreak. Staff are therefore providing repeat prescriptions, emergency treatment for animals and advice to … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot in Harwood, Bolton.

 

Three-year-old Edward had to be operated on to have the airgun pellet removed, and vets say he had ‘a lucky escape’, as the pellet just missed his vital organs.

 

His owner Angela Paxton-Taylor, who lives in Orchard Gardens, said: “It’s nearly two weeks since it happened and thankfully he’s recovering well.

 

“He was behaving strangely on the Saturday (2 May), and wouldn’t eat … Continue reading…