The RSPCA has launched an appeal for information after TWO hamsters were found abandoned at a Merthyr Tydfil property.

Officers from the animal welfare charity were contacted after a shocked member of the public found a hamster on their doorstep at 9.20am on Tuesday (9 October), on Tramroad Terrace in the South Wales town.

There was a little bit of sawdust in the Groundwork-branded box, but no food or drink. The words “hamster inside” were scrawled across the top of … Continue reading…

Cardiff Council has been urged by the RSPCA not to exclude dogs from marked sports pitches within the local authority area.

The council is currently consulting on a Public Spaces Protection Order for the area, including proposed new controls around dogs.

RSPCA Cymru fears banning dogs from marked sports pitches – as proposed – could risk demonising responsible owners and their pets.

The animal welfare charity has called on the Council to strive towards “integrated communities, with responsible pet and … Continue reading…

Electronic roadside signage in Wales will soon display messages highlighting the dangers of leaving canine companions in hot cars – and has been lauded as “great news for dogs” by a delighted RSPCA Cymru.

Correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport confirms that the Welsh Government will look to accommodate the messaging when signs are not being used for operational purposes.

RSPCA campaigners urge members of the public to dial 999 if they see a dog in distress … Continue reading…

Member of Parliament Susan Elan Jones has accompanied RSPCA inspector Kia Thomas on several calls around the Clwyd South constituency.

The ride-along gave Ms Jones an opportunity to experience the day to day inspectorate work, which on this occasion included an alleged dog beating report and complaints regarding the condition of a sheep and a pony.

Susan Elan Jones MP said: “I had a great day with Kia. It’s been fascinating to see how much the RSPCA support people with … Continue reading…

An escaped rainbow-coloured chameleon found in a garden in Rhyl has been safely returned home by the RSPCA.

The stray panther chameleon attracted plenty of interest after being found on 19 August, settled on a camellia plant in the garden of a Weaver Avenue property in the North Wales town.

A member of the public had initially mistaken the chameleon for a toy, and only realised what they had found when the animal closed one eye – appearing to wink!… Continue reading…