RSPCA Cymru has welcomed a letter from the Minister for Environment, Hannah Blythyn AM, to Natural Resources Wales (NRW) in response to a review on the use of firearms on land it manages.

The review, which included 36 submissions with over 220 pieces of qualifying evidence, included a consultation response from RSPCA Cymru. In its consultation response, the animal welfare charity recommended that there must be “strong scientific evidence” for the taking and killing of wild animals in each instance…. Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after three more gulls have been found with air gun injuries – two of which were fatally injured.

Two gulls were found on Salisbury Avenue, Prestatyn – one was found dead and the other was sadly put to sleep to avoid further suffering due to the severity of the bird’s injuries. A third gull was also found at Rhyl High School on Grange Road, and was discovered to be dead.

Following x-rays at Stapeley … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has today welcomed the “fantastic news” that the Welsh Government intends to introduce a bill to ban the use of wild animals in circuses in Wales over the next 12 months.

The First Minister, Carwyn Jones, made the announcement today (17 July) along with four other pieces of legislation that the Welsh Government intends to bring forward over the next year.

RSPCA Cymru has consistently campaigned on this issue for some two decades – with over 9,000 signing … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru rescued a skewbald horse – believed to be of trotter-type – found to have a serious leg injury, prompting the animal welfare charity to launch a search for the equine’s owner.

Officers were contacted after the horse was seen to be trapped, with water up to their shoulders, in a field off Wentloog Avenue in Cardiff.

The horse was found to be trapped in a reen, and the RSPCA enlisted the help of the South Wales Fire & … Continue reading…

An RSPCA animal welfare officer (AWO) says the moment she returned a rehabilitated fox to the wild marked “one of the best parts” of her job. 

RSPCA officer Paula Milton was contacted after the fox cub was found collapsed in Pontardawe on 22 June, having been involved in a road traffic collision.

The cub came into the care of the RSPCA, but fortunately was found to have no broken bones and only two wounds to one of her back legs…. Continue reading…