Rescued terrier ‘Fig’ on the mend after horrendous suspected badger baiting incident

HE may be missing a full pout – but that doesn’t stop Fig giving you a big sloppy kiss! Fig – the patterdale terrier type dog – was taken in by the RSPCA last month after he was found with horrific injuries to his mouth, jaw and lips which were Continue Reading

RSPCA Cymru express concern of suspected fox poisoning incident in Cardiff

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a young fox is suspected to have died from poisoning in Cardiff. The animal welfare charity was alerted to the animal by a member of the public who found the fox in a collapsed state in the area of Pant-Y-Caerau, Church Road in Continue Reading

‘Rehome-ber’ for November! RSPCA Cymru urge to ‘adopt, don’t shop’

RESCUE ANIMALS in Wales need you this ‘Rehome-ber’! After a period of local lockdowns and a two-week firebreak – rehoming in RSPCA animal centres across Wales has faced a few challenges. Local lockdowns meant rehoming was temporarily only allowed to those within the centre’s county – reducing the numbers of Continue Reading

RSPCA braced for toughest Christmas

RSPCA Cymru is bracing itself for the toughest Christmas yet as the charity fears the financial strain from the Coronavirus pandemic could mean a rise in pets being abandoned and neglected. Last Christmas Day, across England and Wales, the RSPCA received more than 950 calls, the highest number since 2013 Continue Reading

Man who tortured hedgehog jailed

A Blackwood man has been sent to prison for 26 weeks after he was found guilty of torturing and mutilating a hedgehog. Richard Coyle 54, of no fixed abode, appeared at Newport Magistrates’ Court for trial on Tuesday 3 November, to face two charges which he pleaded not guilty. The Continue Reading

Swan with large fishing hook caught in neck rescued from Roath Park, Cardiff

A swan found with a large fishing hook lodged in his neck has been helped by the RSPCA. The swan – who would have experienced considerable pain and discomfort from the hook – was spotted by a member of the public at Roath Park in Cardiff. Swan fishing litter Roath Continue Reading

Welsh Govt urged to seize ‘biggest opportunity’ to protect farm animals in history of devolution

RSPCA Cymru has urged the Welsh Government to ensure any post-Brexit agricultural support scheme incentivises higher welfare standards on Wales’ farms. The call comes as the animal welfare charity responds to the Welsh Government’s latest consultation on the future of farm support after the conclusion of the Implementation Period; the Continue Reading

RSPCA Cymru fears for animals as lockdown cancels public events prompting more DIY firework displays

RSPCA Cymru fears this fireworks season could be the worst in decades for animals as more people opt for DIY displays at home due to Covid restrictions cancelling organised public events. RSPCA polling* has revealed that 21% of UK adults plan to hold a fireworks display at home this year. Continue Reading

RSPCA Cymru issue appeal for information after two suspected reports of cat cruelty in Penarth

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after two cats were suspiciously injured – leading to their deaths – in Penarth. One cat was sadly found dead and with its tail cut off in Castle Avenue. The cat had not returned home and was found in a neighbours garden. A few Continue Reading

RSPCA help stranded grey seal with herb-inspired name

A struggling young grey seal has been rescued by the RSPCA after becoming stranded on The Knap in Barry. Members of the public found the seal huddled under a rock at The Knap – and contacted the RSPCA for help yesterday (22 October). The seal was very underweight and debilitated, Continue Reading

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