A runaway tortoise has been reunited with their Brackla-based owner, after being spotted walking up a path by a member of the public who was heading to the local shops.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the spur-thighed (Testudo graeca) tortoise was found strolling up a pathway on Tuesday April 3.

He had escaped after sneaking through the soft part of a fence panel in the garden of the home of his owner, Karen. The 12-year-old tortoise, named George, was missing … Continue reading…

Dog owners and their canine companions have been invited to register for the waggiest and woofiest walkies of the year, as registration opens for June’s hotly-anticipated RSPCA Cymru ‘BIG Walkies LIVE’ in Cardiff.

Entries for the 2018 BIG Walkies LIVE event open today – giving dogs and their owners a unique opportunity to take part in a scenic 2.5-mile (4km) or 1.25mile (2km) walk in Bute Park on Sunday 10 June, alongside hundreds of poochie pals.

Signing-up is easy and … Continue reading…

A woman has been handed a six-month community order for the way she treated her pet cat.

RSPCA Cymru attended the Upper High Street, Rhymney property of Eleanore Catherine Rhiannon Jenkins (d.o.b 15/01/1972), where a number of pets were living – including a tabby male cat then named Mischief, whose left-eye was found to be in a “horrendous condition”, partially closed due to pus and discharge.

The extent of the cat’s facial injury made it clear appropriate veterinary care was … Continue reading…

The circumstances leading to the sad death of a ginger and white cat found in Cardiff has led the RSPCA to launch an appeal for information.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted after a very unwell cat was sighted by a concerned member of the public on Lon Y Ffin in the Ely area of Cardiff.

She reported the cat – who had been seen in the area over a number of months – was now staggering, and appeared unable to eat, … Continue reading…

A golden plover has been rescued by the RSPCA, after being spotted alone in a domestic garden in the Porthcawl area for a number of days. 

Residents spotted the bird, who was walking around a garden for approximately four days, but made no attempt to fly away, or lift their wings.

The RSPCA was alerted to the bird’s situation, and collected an underweight golden plover, who was able to run and fly only a very short distance.

Officers noticed the … Continue reading…