RSPCA Cymru is urging the people of South Wales to vote with their feet and give a circus with wild animals a miss.

The complex needs of wild animals can never be adequately met in a circus environment with regular transport, cramped and bare temporary housing, forced training and performance all unavoidable realities for the animals.

A circus – which uses wild animals – is due to arrive at Sully, Vale of Glamorgan, this week.

RSPCA’s senior scientific officer, specialising … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a boa constrictor was found dying by the side of a country lane with a severe head injury, thought to have been caused intentionally.

A dog walker spotted the injured seven-and-a-half foot long snake just off a country lane near Walwyn’s Castle, near Haverfordwest and called the RSPCA.

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Ellie West said: “It was horrible. The snake was still alive, but she had an awful head injury.

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after a young terrier in a poor condition was found near a Buckinghamshire windmill.

The male white-and-tan dog, thought to be aged around one, was found by a couple walking near Brill Windmill, in South Hills, Aylesbury, on Monday (4 April) afternoon. He had no collar or lead.

The RSPCA’s Chief Inspector for Buckinghamshire, Rob Hartley, said: “The two people who found him waited with him for an hour to see if any owners … Continue reading…

An RSPCA officer has rescued an injured gull from netting on a Cardiff roof.

The gull was found on top of flat roof of a building at Wood Street. He had managed to get tangled into some netting on the roof. He was first spotted on Tuesday (5 April).

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Gary Lucas, who rescued the trapped bird, said: “This poor gull had probably been there all night and looked exhausted. His neck, head, wings and body … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a headless and tailless cat was found in a Cannock garden.

Ellie-May, an 18-month-old black and white female cat, was found by a member of the public in Lincoln Drive on Friday, 25 March.

RSPCA inspector Kate Levesley said: “This is very sad and it would have been very unpleasant for the person who found her. We do not know for certain how Ellie-May died, whether it was by the hands of a … Continue reading…