The RSPCA is appealing for information after six birds were found dead, shortly after a group of teenagers were seen shooting at birds with a catapult next to a canal in Wolverhampton.

Two teenage males with a black medium-sized dog, thought to have a docked tail, were witnessed by a member of the public aiming at the birds along the Wyrley and Essington canal, near Clanfield Avenue in the Wednesfield area of the city, at about 6.30pm on Saturday 29 … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information, following reports that three cats from the same household have died as a consequence of suspected poisonings.

The three cats – named Squirt, Meow and Charlie, all lived on Elm Drive in Risca, and died between 17 April and 2 May.

Veterinary inspection confirmed that two of the three cat deaths were due to anti-freeze poisoning. RSPCA Cymru is urging anyone with any information to contact the charity, with calls to the … Continue reading…

Members of the public have been urged to vote with their feet, and give a circus using performing wild animals a miss in Porthcawl this week.

The circus is taking place between 10 May and 14 May in the town, and the charity believes a low turnout at the event is important to further highlight the public’s lack of support.

RSPCA Cymru is campaigning for an outright ban on the use of wild animals in circuses – a practice they … Continue reading…

A group of students from Merthyr Tydfil have worked with RSPCA Cymru to produce a new film celebrating the first ten years of the Animal Welfare Act in Wales.

The short film – entitled ‘Delivering for a Decade’, and presented by former BBC anchor Melanie Doel – explores how the lives of animals has changed in Wales since the Animal Welfare Act came into force in 2007.

A ‘duty of care’ to owners was introduced under the Animal Welfare Act, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is investigating after the body of a dog was pulled out of a canal with a rucksack filled with cement tied to his neck.

The body was found in a canal in Litherland Road, in Bootle, Liverpool, on Saturday. The dog, a dark-coloured male Staffordshire bull terrier, was hauled out of the canal by an RSPCA inspector, helped by six members of the public.

Tied around his neck with blue rope was a Head rucksack which was filled … Continue reading…