The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was dumped with a carrier-bag full of belongings – including dog shampoo, a blanket, food and treats – in Sunderland.

 

The male Jack Russell was found behind the Morrisons supermarket at William Doxford Centre, Doxford Park, on Sunday (27 January).

 

RSPCA inspector Jaqui Miller said: “He was tied to a fence surrounded by his things.

 

“It was a really sad sight.

 

“I got him into my warm … Continue reading…

A “groundswell of opinion” supports ending the use of wild animals in circuses in Wales, as 97% of respondents to a Welsh Government consultation back long-standing RSPCA calls for a legislative ban.

RSPCA Cymru has long led the campaign to ban the use of wild animals in circuses – and has labelled this latest development another “positive step” towards outlawing this practice.

The Welsh Government has today (30 January) announced that more than 6,500 responded to the consultation, with 97% … Continue reading…

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…

An RSPCA appeal has been launched after a Pontyclun cat lost his leg after being shot by a pellet gun.

The animal welfare charity was alerted after the black domestic cat – named Maunzi – returned to his home on Bridgend Road with a pellet in his leg.

Maunzi was taken to a local veterinary practice, where the pellet was removed. The cat’s leg later had to be amputated due to the extent of the injuries.

The initial incident took … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two horses were dumped in Leeds.

 

The charity was called about the horses on land off Gelderd Road, Morley on Sunday (20 January).

 

The colts – the term given to young male un-neutered horses – are described as small cob-types.

 

RSPCA inspector Dave Holgate said: “One of the horses was collapsed when I arrived.

 

“A vet and police came to the scene with me – and a couple of … Continue reading…