A four-foot long adult corn snake has been found lying on a Cyncoed wheelie bin in Cardiff.

The discovery was made in the central Cardiff area on Wednesday (6 February), and RSPCA Cymru were contacted to come to the rescue.

An appeal for information has now been launched in the hope of finding the owner.

The large patterned orange snake was taken into the care of the RSPCA, before being transferred to a specialist reptile centre in Dudley

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A lapwing was found in Barry with puncture wounds under her wings, in a feared shooting incident.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted after the wading bird was found at Dow Corning, on Cardiff Road, in Barry.

A member of the public had found the bird badly injured and unable to fly on the evening of Thursday 17 January, and phoned the RSPCA the following day.

RSPCA Cymru attended that day, and took the bird into their care.

Sadly, veterinary examination found … Continue reading…

A husband and wife from Kidwelly have been given suspended prison sentences, after failing to meet the needs of dozens of ponies, with three discovered in a collapsed, dilapidated barn – and desperate to escape.

Stan Strelley, 48, and Heather Strelley, 48, both of Carway, Kidwelly, both admitted four Animal Welfare Act offences at Llanelli Magistrates Court yesterday (31 January).

Both were banned from keeping ponies and horses for five years – and cannot appeal this ban for a period … Continue reading…

A “groundswell of opinion” supports ending the use of wild animals in circuses in Wales, as 97% of respondents to a Welsh Government consultation back long-standing RSPCA calls for a legislative ban.

RSPCA Cymru has long led the campaign to ban the use of wild animals in circuses – and has labelled this latest development another “positive step” towards outlawing this practice.

The Welsh Government has today (30 January) announced that more than 6,500 responded to the consultation, with 97% … Continue reading…

A white fluffy hamster had a lucky escape – after being taken into a Cardiff property by a cat!

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the cat’s owner saw their pet bring the hamster into their home yesterday morning (24 January), on Bishop Street in Grangetown.

Fortunately, the hamster was uninjured – and has now come into the care of the RSPCA.

The owner of the hamster is unknown – and RSPCA staff now hope to reunite the animal with their … Continue reading…