Commenting on a Welsh Government announcement, from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, that £5million has been made available via the Rural Development Programme to help sheep scab in Wales, RSPCA farm animal specialist John Avizienius said:

“Sheep scab can cause sheep severe discomfort and distress – and lead to further problems if not identified and dealt with quickly.

“This £5million investment from the Welsh Government – via the Rural Development Programme – is hugely … Continue reading…

A fox trapped in a snare in Holywell has been rescued and released by RSPCA Cymru.

Following his rescue near Llanerch-Y-Mor in February, the male fox was taken to RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre for vet treatment.

After a successful period of rehabilitation rescuers released the fox back into the wild on Tuesday evening (6 March). Heartwarming video footage caught the moment the fox returned to the wild.

RSPCA inspector Jenny Anderton said: “The fox had become trapped on a … Continue reading…

A search for the owner of an African Grey Parrot has been launched, after being found at the school of engineering at Cardiff University.

The bird was found at the University’s Newport Road-based engineering school on Tuesday (6 March).

A microchip was found on the bird, who is now based at the Valley Vets surgery in Cardiff, but the chip – sadly – has not been registered; meaning the owner is unknown. Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, it … Continue reading…

Three rescue animals with St David’s Day-inspired names are seeking new homes from the RSPCA’s Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre.

Davina the cat, Dewi the dog and Dafydd the cockerel are three of the animals seeking a second chance of happiness from the RSPCA centre, at Upper Colwyn Bay, as people across North Wales and beyond mark the day of the patron saint of Wales.

One of the beautiful cats presently in the centre’s care is Davina. She was collected by an … Continue reading…

The Welsh Government cabinet secretary responsible for animal welfare swapped her spot at the cabinet table for the passenger seat of an RSPCA inspectorate van yesterday (Thursday February 8).

Lesley Griffiths AM, the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, joined RSPCA inspector Kia Thomas on calls across North East Wales.

A number of calls were dealt with across the region – including giving advice to a horse owner about the environment their animal was being kept in, an … Continue reading…