An aptly-named kitten has been saved from turbulent Storm Doris winds, after spending 24-hours in a Maesteg tree.

The male kitten, named Topper, was stuck 50-feet up atop a tree in the Metcalfe Street area of the town, and unable to get back down to safety.

RSPCA Cymru enlisted the support of the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, who cut down the tree and Topper has now been reunited with her owner.

The rescue took place on Saturday 25 … Continue reading…

An appeal for information has been launched, following the suspected poisoning of two cats in Porth.

RSPCA Cymru is also urging pet owners to be vigilant, after an owner – from Leslie Terrace in the town – lost both of her cats.

A local resident returned home on 28 January to find one of her cats dead, with veterinary inspection confirming her second cat had also been poisoned.

Following the incident, RSPCA Cymru is urging anyone with any information to … Continue reading…

A man who assisted RSPCA Cymru in the attempted rescue of an injured gull by utilising his model boat has been thanked by the charity.

The RSPCA was called on 16 January, following reports of an injured bird at Cold Knap, in Barry.

An RSPCA inspector arrived to find a gull, swimming in the Cold Knap lake but appearing to struggle, while in obvious distress.

The location of the bird would have meant the RSPCA having to leave the scene … Continue reading…

An Aylesbury duck lost its life in tragic circumstances after becoming trapped in fishing litter in Hendre Lake, in the St Mellons area of Cardiff.

RSPCA Cymru attempted to rescue the bird on Friday 30 December – from water near Cypress Drive.

An RSPCA inspector and animal collection officer rushed to the duck’s aid, after its plight was reported to the charity.

However, despite entering the lake in a full water technicians kit, and rescuing the animal, the duck’s injuries … Continue reading…

A couple in Porth were left shocked after the pelt of a deer was found dumped in their back garden, with its presence a “complete mystery”.

RSPCA Cymru is urgently appealing for information as to how the deer’s skin was thrown into the South Wales garden, on High Street in Porth, fearing that it could be linked to wildlife crime.

The animal skin – with one piece measuring approximately one metre in length – was found on Saturday 17 December, … Continue reading…