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Kittens abandoned in Pontypool Park

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RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after two kittens were found locked in a suitcase in Pontypool Park.

A member of the public contacted the charity after discovering the furry pair.

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The caller found the kittens in an old suitcase around 2pm on 24 September. The kittens are around eight weeks old and are female and were found to be suffering from diarrhoea. We don’t know how long they were there for.

We are not sure what has happened here, but it seems likely these kittens were dumped. It must have been awful for these kittens to have been trapped in a suitcase, they are lucky to have survived.

– Kate Parker, RSPCA inspector

The kittens have been taken into RSPCA care and have received a health check at RSPCA’s Merthyr Tydfil Clinic. They were scanned for a microchip but they did not have one, so the owner can’t be identified.

Anyone who may have information should contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018. Calls are treated in confidence.

Dead birds found on roof may have been poisoned

The RSPCA is investigating the death of pigeons and doves found dead on a rooftop in north Wales.

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A member of the public found the dead birds in the Church Road area of Flint.

We are not sure what has happened, but we believe they were poisoned and are now trying to find out where any poison could have come from. There were around three doves and the rest were pigeons.

We have no way of telling whether this was a result of a deliberate act or because of poisonous substances not being safely stowed away, but what is concerning is the number of birds that were found dead. We don’t want this happening again.

– RSPCA inspector Tim Jones

World Cup pups all get re-homed following appeal

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A pack of world cup puppies have all been re-homed.

An appeal to help out Sam Pawburton and his friends was issued last week.

The Dogs Trust Bridgend have now said they are all ready and waiting to go to their new homes.


Lottery cash boost for Wales' red squirrel population

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Parts of north and mid Wales are share a part of £1.2m lottery cash to preserve the native red squirrel across the UK.

Funding will go to support a four-year programme to secure the future of the native red, immortalised as "Squirrel Nutkin" by Beatrix Potter which has been driven out by the grey squirrel.

The project will involve culling grey squirrels to preserve existing areas which are free of the non-native species, for example on the island of Anglesey and in Kielder Forest, and protect conifer woodland habitat where red squirrels thrive and greys do not. It will extend existing red squirrel "protection zones" in mid-Wales and Merseyside and take a whole country approach to preserving the native reds in Northern Ireland.

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