A stowaway Balkan Green Lizard from the Island of Kos made an unexpected visit to Wales after finding his way into a holidaymaker’s suitcase.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after holidaymakers from Bridgend returned to their Laleston home to find the lizard in their suitcase. The discovery was made on Thursday 6 June.

The green lizard, approximately 20 centimetres in length, had shed his tail – a common defence mechanism for the species. However, otherwise, he is in good condition despite … Continue reading…

The dangers netting can pose to wild birds has been highlighted after a gull became trapped and fatally injured in Cardiff.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted after the gull was seen trapped on netting attached to the Royal Mail’s Cardiff Mail Centre on Penarth Road, on May 3.

The gull was trapped approximately 18ft in the air, and the RSPCA enlisted the support of firefighters from the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, who used a hydraulic platform to access the … Continue reading…

A black and fawn pug has been found in a Lliswerry Park in a “devastating state” with injuries consistent with dog fighting.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after a member of the public spotted the struggling dog in Black Ash Park in Newport on 12 May.

The dog was unable to walk, and was covered in nasty wounds which vets thought were several days old, and potentially indicated fighting activity.

The pug was rushed to a local veterinary practice, where he … Continue reading…

Approximately 400 humans and hundreds of dogs took over Bute Park on Saturday (May 18) as the hotly-anticipated Big Walkies Live returned to Cardiff.

The event marked a “celebration of dogs of all shapes and sizes” – as canines and their owners enjoyed two scenic walk routes through the beautiful surroundings of the central Cardiff-based park.

Attendees also savoured the Big Walkies Live event village – including entertainment from Radio Cardiff 98.7FM DJs Wyburn & Wayne, plus refreshments, stalls and … Continue reading…

A tiny, four-week-old kitten was saved from a state of desperation after becoming trapped amid very large rock boulders on the breakwater on Towyn beach.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the members of the public heard meows at the boulders adjacent to a cycle path – though the cat could not be seen.

Officers from the charity made three separate visits to the site to secure necessary access to the kitten.

RSPCA officers first nicknamed the kitten ‘Rocky’; and later … Continue reading…