The RSPCA’s Merthyr Tydfil Clinic continues to help animals in emergency situations amid the coronavirus outbreak – dealing with more than 400 cases since lockdown started.  

New figures have been released by RSPCA Cymru as part of its emergency appeal, launched to keep its frontline rescue teams working during the Covid-19 crisis.

Across England and Wales, the charity’s five animal hospitals and clinics have been providing emergency care to thousands of animals rescued by frontline officers during the crisis; … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has thanked the South Wales Fire & Rescue Service for their help rescuing a bay horse who became trapped up a very narrow, fence-lined, public right of way in Llandough.

The equine escaped through a broken fence in a field on Pen-Y-Turnpike Road – and made the short journey of 150 metres through woodland to the lane. The animal had no room to turn – and is understood to have been stuck there overnight amid thunderstorms.

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RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the Welsh Government pointing to new guidance which will help animal businesses to operate again, amid continued Covid-19 restrictions.

The new guidance – from the Animal Welfare Network for Wales (AWNW) – will help animal-related businesses operate, while meeting Covid-19 restrictions and social distancing protocols which will help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Boarders and doggy day care services, breeding establishments, dog walkers and trainers, riding establishments, groomers, microchip implanters, pet shops and rescue organisations are … Continue reading…

Cat welfare has been a major focus for frontline RSPCA Cymru officers during the Covid-19 lockdown – with 386 incidents reported in Wales over the period.

Since the start of lockdown, up to May 4, there have been 6,630 incidents reported to the charity’s hotline about cats – including 386 incidents in Wales alone. Hot spots for Wales include Cardiff (40), Neath Port Talbot (36), and Swansea (32).

The new figures have been released as part of the animal welfare … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has issued a reminder about the importance of responsible angling, after a herring gull was trapped by an unattended, fully-baited rod in North Wales. 

The warning comes with recreational fishing activity expected to increase in Wales amid an easing of Covid-19 restrictions. The Welsh Government has confirmed that local, socially-distanced fishing has been allowed under regulations previously passed into law – and with people now allowed to exercise more than once a day, it is anticipated that fishing … Continue reading…