Wales must not “fall behind” on wild animal welfare, as the Republic of Ireland becomes the latest country to outlaw the use of wild animals in circuses.

RSPCA Cymru has urged the Welsh Government to deliver an immediate end to the practice, stating there is “no excuse” for wild animals to still be touring the country in a hugely inappropriate circus environment.

Calls follow the Republic of Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., signing regulations … Continue reading…

The search is on for the owner of a tabby cat found in Newport with an eye problem.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after a member of the public found the neutered male cat in the Marlowe Gardens area of the city.

It is believed the cat may be lost from home as he is “very friendly”, and the animal welfare charity is now appealing for information in the hope the owner may come forward.

The older male cat was not … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after three very young kittens were found abandoned in a box in a lane in Caerphilly.

The kittens, two of which are tabby and one black, were found by a member of the public on Friday (3 November), in the Ffordd Erw area of the South Wales town.

RSPCA Cymru is urging anyone with information about how the three kittens came to be abandoned in this way to contact the RSPCA’s inspectorate appeal line…. Continue reading…

A cat found lost in Cardiff with a microchip registered to Cyprus has been reunited with his happy and relieved owners, following a successful RSPCA Cymru appeal.

Limmy, a ginger cat, had been missing from his owners – the Biggs family – since 22 August.

The ginger and white cat was found by a member of the public in the Butetown / Cardiff Bay area of Cardiff on 15 October, snuffling and sneezing. They alerted the RSPCA, which prompted a … Continue reading…

A dramatic seal pup rescue has been completed in Port Talbot, which an RSPCA Cymru inspector has described as the “most technical” he has ever been involved with.

The seal pup was trapped between heavy rocks and boulders by a sea wall near the town’s steelworks – known locally as ‘Aberavon Pier’.

Access to the seal was exceptionally difficult, and the rescue took significant planning – including detailed consultation with specialists as to what engineering options may exist.

RSPCA Cymru … Continue reading…