RSPCA Cymru is calling for action to tackle the unnecessary stress caused to animals at this time of year, as colourful and loud fireworks are set to light up Wales’ skies – potentially frightening pets, wildlife and other species.

The animal welfare charity is throwing its support behind concerned pet owners and animal lovers with its ‘Bang Out Of Order’ campaign; encouraging the responsible use of fireworks, and the adoption of tighter regulations concerning their use.

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Halloween merrymakers have been urged to not bin their leftover pumpkin carvings – but to feed them to wildlife instead.

RSPCA Cymru has issued the reminder as households across Wales get ready for All Hallows’ Eve.

Many animals can eat pumpkin – and the animal welfare charity is encouraging anyone who carved a pumpkin not to throw the remnants away; but to provide a tasty treat instead for their fellow living creatures.

An RSPCA Cymru spokesperson said: “Once Halloween is … Continue reading…

She’s an absolute treat – and hopefully there’s a little bit of magic in the air for little Pumpkin this week.

The one-year-old Tortoiseshell is one of 27 cats currently at RSPCA’s Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre, Upper Colwyn Bay, currently looking for homes.

As well as Pumpkin – there are also black cats Dot, Keno, Azera, CatNip, Henry Higgins, Pilchard, Barry and Thelma who are all looking for their forever homes.

Centre manager Victoria Williams said: “We have some beautiful rescue … Continue reading…

A pony rescued from a dilapidated building from West Wales is now transforming the lives of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET).

Dun-coloured Welsh mountain pony Barlow was rescued from squalid stables by the RSPCA – before undergoing a period of rehabilitation in North Wales.

RSPCA Cymru found Barlow in appalling conditions. An officer from the charity heard banging noises at the site, and was stunned to find three ponies in a dilapidated stable, without room to … Continue reading…

Caerphilly Councillors have voted unanimously to ban the giving of pets as prizes on land controlled by the local authority.

RSPCA Cymru has called it “great news for animal welfare, particularly goldfish” – as the Council becomes only the second in Wales to introduce a ban, and the first to make such a public stance on the issue.

A motion to full council was brought forward by Cllr James Pritchard, who has spearheaded this issue in recent months with his … Continue reading…