A member of the public in Denbigh had a fright – when her dog found a scorpion running across the living room floor.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the tiny scorpion was found by six-year-old Hungarian Vizsla dog Otis at a property on The Hay Barn in the North Wales town on Saturday 5 September.

Fortunately, the scorpion is uninjured and has been transferred to appropriate accommodation with a keeper who lives in the region.

The scorpion is from the … Continue reading…

Two birds have been shot on the North Park Estate in Cardigan, prompting the RSPCA to launch an appeal for information.

Officers from the charity were alerted after a gull and a pigeon were found injured in the same area on Saturday 12 September.

Veterinary examination – at Priory Vets in the Pwllhai area of Cardigan – confirmed both birds had been injured by pellet wounds – likely from an air rifle.

Sadly, the gull had to be put to … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is celebrating news that the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill has been given Royal Assent.

A Royal Assent ceremony took place today (7 September), with the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths and First Minister Mark Drakeford present. The law is set to come into force on 1 December.

The legislation follows some 14 years of campaigning by the RSPCA, since the relevant powers were devolved to Wales – and will make it an … Continue reading…

A Glynneath has been ordered to do 150 hours of unpaid work after dash-cam footage caught him punching and beating his cocker spaniel in public.

Gregory Phillips, 40, was filmed violently handling and striking the dog on Pentre Street on 31 March.

Passers-by can be heard hooting the car horn and shouting at Phillips to stop as he attacked the dog outside a local convenience store.

The cocker spaniel exits the man’s car as he goes to load a crate … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has come to the aid of a hedgehog trapped under a fence post in Cwmbran.

Local residents spotted the hedgehog on the pavement near their Beechleigh Close home, last Tuesday (18 August).

Tasha Jack and her nine-year-old son Jake went to check on the hedgehog soon afterwards – only to find the animal had got himself wedged under a nearby fence.

She said: “I was out walking with my son Jake, and we spotted the hedgehog on the … Continue reading…