RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the unanimous backing given by Councillors in Rhondda Cynon Taf to a ban on the use of sky lanterns on Local Authority land.

Councillors voted in favour of the action at a full council meeting on Wednesday evening (June 24th), and also urged the Welsh Government to implement legislation restricting the use and sale of sky lanterns across Wales.

The Notice of Motion debated by RCT Councillors showed clear support for RSPCA Cymru’s long-standing campaign on … Continue reading…

A five-strong team of RSPCA officers has rescued a sheep from a cliff ledge in Llanberis pass in Snowdonia.

It is the second such rescue in the area in a matter of days.

The sheep was brought to safety after a rescue operation involving RSPCA inspectors Mike Pugh, Vicki Taylor, Andy Broadbent and Mark Roberts, and animal collection officer Ann Lloyd Williams.

The challenging rescue involved a 75-metre abseil down a cliff. The sheep was caught, put into a bag … Continue reading…

A peregrine falcon, famous for its City Hall nesting spot, has been released safe and well into the wild after a period of rehabilitation in RSPCA care.

The bird was collected by an RSPCA officer in recent days, after it was found having flown directly into a wall.

It is from a family of peregrine falcons that have, for many years, nested at Cardiff’s City Hall watch clock tower. The birds are well-known in the Welsh capital and beyond, and … Continue reading…

A SWANSEA couple had an unusual a surprise when they opened up their luggage after returning from holiday.

A small visitor had hitched a ride from Grenada in the Caribbean.

RSPCA inspector Nic De Celis said: “A couple returned to Swansea from Grenada in the Caribbean and found a tiny gecko in their luggage.

“The couple called the RSPCA and I collected it. The gecko is now being cared for by an exotics specialist.

“It is hard to identify it … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is appealing for information and warning pet owners to be cautious after a cat was poisoned in Caerphilly.

The cat’s owner contacted the RSPCA after her cat was poisoned on 11 June in the area of Phillips Terrace, Senghenydd, Caerphilly.

RSPCA inspector Sophie Daniels said: “The cat went outside for around five minutes and ran back into the house five minutes later. The cat was soaking wet, choking and spluttering and became very subdued.

“Sadly the cat was … Continue reading…