An “unrecognisable” young cat who had been missing for TWO MONTHS is back at his Swansea home thanks to the power of microchipping.  

Gerald – who is less than one year old – has been reunited with owner Rachel Williams, who feared she would never see her feline companion again.

RSPCA Cymru was notified after a stray cat was found approximately two miles from his Penlan home in the Blaenymaes area of the city. It was initially feared the cat … Continue reading…

A member of the public walked into an Abertillery pet shop and handed over a bag, claiming it contained a dead cat – only for the shopkeeper to find a corn snake inside, who was very much alive. 

RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information in the hope of tracing the individual who dumped the snake on Wednesday (15 July) at the Pawfection Pet Shop on Somerset Street.

The orange and brown snake was inside the tied bag, inside … Continue reading…

The dangers outdoor netting can pose to wildlife has come under the spotlight – with RSPCA Cymru continuing to deal with incidents across Wales amid coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

Wild birds – like gulls and pigeons – are too often victims of unmaintained bird deterrent netting, becoming entangled and trapped. In recent weeks, officers in Wales have raced to help gulls and a jackdaw in precarious situations.

The animal welfare charity has issued a reminder about the importance of correctly installing, … Continue reading…

Two blackbirds have been returned to the wild after being rescued in Cardigan.   

RSPCA officers were alerted after the duo were found as fledglings in their nest in a recycling skip without parent birds. It was unclear where the nest had originally been built.

A member of the public had taken the blackbirds to Tinker’s Hill Bird of Prey & Swan Rescue Centre, before they came into the care of the RSPCA.

Fortunately, there were no welfare concerns with the … Continue reading…

An RSPCA appeal for information has been launched after three crows are believed to have been shot dead in Aberdare.

 The animal welfare charity was alerted after a member of the public found the crows – over two days – in a lane on East Avenue, behind a local funeral parlour last Wednesday (1 July) and Thursday (2 July).

One of the birds was found with blood pouring from the side of his head – while two others were also … Continue reading…