An RSPCA officer is swapping his inspectorate uniform for his running shorts – as he looks to chalk-up a 590-mile lap of South Wales to raise funds for animals in need.

David Milborrow – who has been on the frontline for the RSPCA since 2014 – is running an entire lap of South Wales, and hopes to have completed his on-foot tour of the region by the end of 2021.

The RSPCA officer, however, faces “huge logistical challenges” – as … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru and South Wales Police have launched a joint appeal for information after two pigeons were found shot in the Pentwyn area of Cardiff.

Officers from the animal welfare charity were alerted after a member of the public found an injured pigeon at an address in The Hawthorns on Friday 2 April.

Examination found that the pigeon had pellet wounds to his body – which had caused serious injury to a wing. Sadly, another pigeon was found in the … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has raced to the aid of a swan in Mumbles who was struggling after a fishing hook became embedded into her skin.

Officers from the animal welfare charity were alerted after members of the public saw the swan unable to stand properly and only moving her head, on Devon Place in the Mumbles area.

RSPCA inspector Neill Manley found the swan on the beach on Monday (1 February) and it was soon established that the swan’s condition and … Continue reading…

A Persian cross kitten will be settling into her new home this Christmas after a “miraculous” recovery in the care of the RSPCA.

The tiny tricolour kitten – initially nicknamed Carol by RSPCA officers – was one of 13 cats rescued by the RSPCA after being found in “appalling” conditions at a property in Treorchy.

Sadly, the prospects of a happy Christmas for Carol were initially very grim. She was struggling with very bad cat flu, had a severe head … Continue reading…

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…