The RSPCA has launched an appeal for information following a cat shooting in Wrexham. 

Officers from the charity were alerted after a female cat, named Willow, was found to have a large air pellet lodged in the bone of her leg, near to the elbow joint.

Her owner – Katie Judd – rushed Willow, who is 11 and a half months old, to the vets after she was found outside her Minafon property on the evening of 18 April limping … Continue reading…

The dangers fishing litter pose to Wales’ wildlife has again come under the spotlight, after the RSPCA raced to the rescue of a troubled swan at Pen-Y-Fan Pond in Crumlin.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after a member of the public spotted the swan with fishing line caught around their legs and back.

Officers from the charity continue to respond to animal welfare emergencies amid the coronavirus outbreak. The RSPCA says the incident acts as another reminder as to the dangers … Continue reading…

A call has been made by the RSPCA to keep “dangerous” sky lanterns grounded, as people consider ways of showing their support for the nation’s NHS staff and key workers amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Reports suggest companies selling sky lanterns have suggested releasing the devices as part the weekly #ClapForOurCarers proceedings – where people take to their door-steps at 8pm on Thursdays, to applaud many frontline personnel protecting lives during the Covid-19 crisis.

However, RSPCA Cymru has urged the public … Continue reading…

Wrexham County Borough Council has become North Wales’ first local authority to formally back RSPCA plans to mitigate the risks posed by fireworks to animals in the local area.

Councillors backed a host of measures on Wednesday (18 December) – which will help ensure pet owners in the local area can be prepared for the loud bangs associated with fireworks, while also promoting their responsible use, and raising awareness.

Wrexham’s action follows recent steps taken by Neath Port Talbot Council … Continue reading…

Eggnog the hamster will have a very happy Christmas after all – despite being abandoned in bitterly cold temperatures on the streets of Swansea.

The tiny Russian dwarf hamster was found by a family on the pavement outside their home in the Penllergaer area of the city.

RSPCA Cymru say it is “shocking” someone would dump a hamster like this – but are “over the moon” that Eggnog has been saved.

The hamster was found near a small pile of … Continue reading…