An RSPCA appeal for information has been launched amid fears a gull was deliberately shot with an air rifle in Penarth.

The animal welfare charity was contacted after a resident of Summerland Crescent in Llandough heard three large bangs, before watching a gull fall into her back garden.

It is unclear whether the bird was shot in mid-flight, or while perched in the Llandough back garden. The incident took place on Sunday (June 10).

The gull was left with an … Continue reading…

Dog owners have only days remaining to snap up their spot at the waggiest, woofiest mass dog walk of the year.

RSPCA Cymru is hosting BIG Walkies LIVE at Sophia Gardens, Bute Park this Sunday (June 10) – with the event getting underway at 10am.

Pet experts at the animal charity have flagged the importance to dogs of “at least daily exercise, and appropriate opportunities to explore, investigate and sniff”, with BIG Walkies LIVE “an amazing event for dogs and … Continue reading…

A hedgehog trapped in a metal fence had a slippery escape after an RSPCA inspector used soapy water to free the animal from his plight.

RSPCA Cymru were notified after the hedgehog was found trapped between gaps in a metal fence, at a property on Long Vue Road in Port Talbot.

The hedgehog was badly trapped, and unable to move through the gap – but, fortunately, the RSPCA was able to rescue the animal. The incident took place on Monday … Continue reading…

An RSPCA appeal for information has been launched amid fears two cats from the same Risca home died as a result of anti-freeze poisoning.

Officers from the animal welfare charity were alerted after both cats – from Grove Road – were taken ill last Friday (25 May).

The two ginger cats, who are brothers, and named Simon and Garfunkel, appeared unwell and lethargic; with one visibly trembling.

Both were taken to a local veterinary practice, with the vet believing anti-freeze … Continue reading…

An elderly Staffordshire bull terrier has been found abandoned amid black bags and a towel down a Maesteg lane.

RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information after the lethargic dog was found in a very poor state, struggling to walk, emaciated and with a growth to the body.

A member of the public found the dog at approximately 11.20am on Wednesday (16 May).

RSPCA officers fear the Staffy, who was wearing a leather studded collar, may have been dumped … Continue reading…