RSPCA centre in North Wales hosting cat crazy Sunday

Wednesday 18 September 2013

Bryn y Maen animal centre near Colwyn Bay will be mad about cats on Sunday 22 September.

The centre’s first Cat Crazy Day will feature a range of cat-egories including low cost microchipping, loads of cat care advice and information, a treasure hunt and a cat less cat show where the moggies will be judged on the photographs entered by their owners.  Visitors are asked not to … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information about a much loved cat  who died after being shot in Mountain Ash, Rhondda Cynon Taf – the third incident of its kind in the same street.

On Sunday (September 8th) Cheryl Jones’ black and white, female cat called Splash returned home to Railway Terrace, bleeding, dragging herself and making a crying noise.

Ms Jones initially thought Splash had been in a fight and made her comfortable in the living room, but sadly she … Continue reading…

09.09.13

A weak and abandoned foal has been rescued from a remote hilltop above Llangynidr in Powys, South Wales.

Three ramblers from the Bristol area were on Llangynidr moor on 30 July and noticed the ailing creature behind a wall at the end of an uphill track.

Attempts to find the foal’s mother proved futile, as were their attempts to help the animal drink water so we were contacted at a neighbouring farm.

RSPCA Inspector Christine McNeil was called to … Continue reading…

Thursday 5 September 2013

The RSPCA is warning of the danger posed to wildlife by discarded fishing litter following a recent incident in Abergele involving a herring gull that was badly wounded by a fishing lure.

A member of the public called the RSPCA after spotting the young gull in his garden with hooks caught in his beak and foot.  

When RSPCA Inspector Mike Pugh arrived the gull was bleeding from the wounds which had become infected. After examining the bird he was able to cut the hooks off using a pair of pliers. The bird was then taken to RSPCA wildlife centre at Stapeley Grange in Cheshire for treatment.

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Every year the RSPCA takes hundreds of similar calls about wildlife injured or even killed by fishing litter which has not been properly disposed of and all of the RSPCA’s four wildlife centres have had birds injured by fishing tackle admitted in recent weeks.

Inspector Pugh said: “This case highlights the dangers posed to wildlife by carelessly discarded fishing litter. We urge anyone about to go out fishing to make sure they take those extra few minutes to dispose of their litter properly. They could be saving a life.”

The RSPCA has been working with the Angling Trust, the Environment Agency and the National Swan Convention, to reduce the impact of lost and discarded fishing tackle which causes injuries to wildlife.

If you spot an animal in distress, please call the RSPCA’s 24-hour helpline on 0300 1234 999.

 

 

The animal was discovered with her legs and muzzle bound and a copper pipe in her mouth

Thursday 29 August 2013

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after discovering a fox tied up inside a box in the garden of a house in Swansea. The fox was alive but her legs and muzzle were tied up and there was a piece of copper piping in her mouth.

A metal fox trap was also found in the garden of the property … Continue reading…