RSPCA Cymru officers tended to animals in need throughout the Christmas holidays, with 129 calls logged to the charity between 24 and 26 December – including a corn snake rescued in Bangor on Christmas Day.

The charity’s officers are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to help animals – and the festive period was no exception.

Of the 129 calls logged over Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, 49 concerned complaints about the treatment of animals, … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a lethargic snake was found in the Kinmel Bay area.

The charity was alerted after the black, yellow/white and red milk snake was found by St. Asaph Avenue on Friday (15 December). The unwell snake was spotted by children who were walking to school.

Milk snakes are from the same genus as kingsnakes and are common in the reptile pet trade.

Sadly, the snake was in poor condition, with a badly damaged mouth. … Continue reading…

A deceased snake was spotted by a member of the public in the Ely area of Cardiff, with the carcass being thrown and kicked around by a group of boys.

The snake – a boa constrictor – was seen near the Archer Road area, in the western part of the city on Friday (15 December).

It is unclear whether the snake was dead or alive prior to the incident – but the RSPCA are appealing for information should anyone in … Continue reading…

A striking close-up of a bee on lavender and an iridescent green shield bug caught the judges’ eyes at the prestigious RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2017. 

Youngsters aged under 19 were invited to capture the animal kingdom on camera or mobile device for this year’s competition.

Bangor teenager Lily Edwards’ close-up ‘Buzzy Bee’ photo of a bee on lavender bagged first prize in the 16-18 mobile phone and device category.  Lily’s interest in photography started when she first had a … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the Welsh Government’s decision to bring forward a licensing scheme for travelling animal shows – also known as mobile animal exhibits (MAEs) – but insist new rules must ensure an end to the use of wild animals in circuses across the country.

Falconry displays, mobile petting zoos and Christmas reindeer events are all set to be impacted by the new rules – and RSPCA Cymru hopes licensing will mean adherence to key animal welfare standards is … Continue reading…