Assembly Members have been urged to use a plenary debate on the use of wild animals in circuses to show their support for anticipated Welsh Government legislation on the key animal welfare issue.

RSPCA has led the campaign to see the “outdated, cruel” practice brought to an end in Wales – and last month (14 February) welcomed news that the Welsh Government confirmed its plan to bring forward legislation to ban the use of wild animals in circuses.

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RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a woman was seen to be attempting to abandon a rabbit from a mesh green and red bag in Cardiff.

The woman was in her 50s and was spotted trying to release the tan coloured rabbit onto a grass verge next to the River Taff bridge on Taffs Mead Embankment.

RSPCA inspector Selina Griffiths said the person who witnessed this luckily managed to catch the rabbit safely before the woman ran off.

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An injured two-month-old otter cub has been taken into RSPCA care.

The young otter who had become separated from her mum was found wandering and dazed by walkers at Llanwnda, Gwynedd yesterday (4 March).

RSPCA inspector Andy Broadbent said: “The walkers were extremely concerned about the cub’s welfare so one of them kept an eye on her while the other went to fetch a cat basket to safely confine her. They then contacted us.

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Don’t FUR-get to register your interest in holding a stall at RSPCA Bryn y Maen Animal Centre’s dog show – before it’s too late!

The family filled fun event will take place at the Upper Colwyn Bay centre on Sunday, May 20 between 11am and 4pm.

The day will include dog classes for all ages, ‘rescue dog of the year’, tombola, games, raffle, BBQ and refreshments and dog agility – along with the many stalls.

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The RSPCA has issued a warning to pet owners not to ‘decorate’ their animals with accessories or jewellery after veterinary staff had to cut a bangle from a cat’s neck.

The UK’s largest and oldest animal welfare charity is urging pet owners not to dress their cats in any decorative items as they could be dangerous or cause injury.

The warning comes after an inspector came across a young cat with a metal bangle stuck around her neck.

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