RSPCA Cymru has praised “magical microchipping” – after a cat who had been missing since December was reunited with his owners.

Black cat Sparkle had been missing for eight months before being found only 1.5 miles from his Michaelston Road home in Cardiff.

The RSPCA was alerted after the cat was seen on nearby Hengoed close with an injury to the base of his tail.  Fortunately, the injury wasn’t serious – and a scan of Sparkle’s microchip revealed his owner … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has launched an appeal for information after a skewbald stallion pony with an untreated abscess was removed from Gelligaer Common.

Officers from the animal welfare charity jointly worked with Redwings Horse Sanctuary, The British Horse Society and Caerphilly Council to reach the badly injured pony, on 28 July.

The stallion – who was not microchipped – is now in the care of the RSPCA and undergoing treatment for the abscess. He had to be sedated using a tranquiliser … Continue reading…

A member of the public walked into an Abertillery pet shop and handed over a bag, claiming it contained a dead cat – only for the shopkeeper to find a corn snake inside, who was very much alive. 

RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information in the hope of tracing the individual who dumped the snake on Wednesday (15 July) at the Pawfection Pet Shop on Somerset Street.

The orange and brown snake was inside the tied bag, inside … Continue reading…

A young gull has been rescued after becoming stuck in a tiny, narrow gap between two fences in Bridgend. 

Heart-warming video footage captures the moments the gull was rescued from the gap, and safely returned to the air from a nearby rooftop.

Rescuers from the RSPCA were notified after the distressed gull was spotted stuck in the gap at the Greenwood Close property on Monday 8 June.

The tiny gap was approximately 12 inches (30cm) wide and far too small … Continue reading…

April 10 turned out to be a very Good Friday for a swan rescued by the RSPCA in Pwll after swallowing fishing litter. 

Rescuers from the animal welfare charity were alerted after the troubled swan was spotted with fishing line protruding from his beak, by a member of the public.

Animal collection officer (ACO) Ellie West headed to the lake in Pwll, and was able to rescue the swan – but no fishing line or hook was visible in his … Continue reading…