An injured swan has been helped by the RSPCA, following a dramatic port rescue in Barry.

The animal welfare charity was contacted by Associated British Ports’ Barry Marine team, after the swan was spotted in the dock at Atlantic Way, with fishing lure attached to the wing.

Staff working on the ‘Peter the Great Boat’ at the port had been monitoring the troubled swan for some while.

The bird had been visiting the engine-less boat – which was dredging in … Continue reading…

“There’s a dog on the roof – it may be dead” – is a call any RSPCA inspector would dread.

But thankfully RSPCA inspector Nigel Duguid – one of Wales’ longest serving inspectors – came away from what could have been a distressing and serious call – with a smile on his face.

The dog the caller had spotted on top of a flat roof of the Elim Pentecostal Church on Dalton Road in Port Talbot was in fact … … Continue reading…

Could you provide a loving, forever home for three African soft furred rats who have spent a year with the RSPCA?

RSPCA Cymru is urging people to push aside their preconceptions and consider offering a group of rats a loving forever home.

Sabrina, Tabitha and Winifred are currently at RSPCA Bryn-y-Maen and came into the charity’s care as part of a group of rodents as their owner could no longer meet their needs.

Animal centre supervisor Chris Butler said: “These … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is delighted that the Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary Lesley Griffiths has announced a consultation will be launched in the New Year on a ban on the third party sales of puppies and kittens.

The announcement was made last night (5 November) at an RSPCA Cymru event which rewarded local authorities and organisations across Wales for going the extra mile for animal welfare.

The consultation will look to gather evidence on what stage the Welsh Government should intervene in … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has received more than 150 calls in the last five years related to concern for animals and fireworks.

Between 2013 and 2017, the charity recieved 152 calls from across Wales from members of the public concerned that fireworks could be having a damaging impact on animal welfare.

The animal welfare charity is now bracing itself for more calls about animals negatively impacted by the entertainment explosives, as Wales prepares to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night.

RSPCA Cymru wants to
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