RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information following a suspected cat poisoning in Pontyclun.

The cat, from Stuart Terrace, Talbot Green, and aged 8 to 10 months, was taken to the vets after its owner noticed it appeared disorientated, confused and unable to walk properly.

Sadly, the vet had to put the animal to sleep. Upon examination, it was found the cat had crystalised kidneys and glycol in its urine sample, which would prove consistent with anti-freeze poisoning.

RSPCA inspector Izzi … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is urging Local Authorities across Wales not to be “bad neighbours”, following news that a twelfth Local Authority has acted to ban the use of deadly sky lanterns on land which they control.

Further to RSPCA Cymru’s campaign on the issue, Ceredigion Council has now implemented a local ban on the release of the devices, in a move which will help protect animals based in the county, and surrounding areas.

Sky lanterns – often known as Chinese lanterns … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the unanimous backing given by Councillors in Rhondda Cynon Taf to a ban on the use of sky lanterns on Local Authority land.

Councillors voted in favour of the action at a full council meeting on Wednesday evening (June 24th), and also urged the Welsh Government to implement legislation restricting the use and sale of sky lanterns across Wales.

The Notice of Motion debated by RCT Councillors showed clear support for RSPCA Cymru’s long-standing campaign on … Continue reading…

A five-strong team of RSPCA officers has rescued a sheep from a cliff ledge in Llanberis pass in Snowdonia.

It is the second such rescue in the area in a matter of days.

The sheep was brought to safety after a rescue operation involving RSPCA inspectors Mike Pugh, Vicki Taylor, Andy Broadbent and Mark Roberts, and animal collection officer Ann Lloyd Williams.

The challenging rescue involved a 75-metre abseil down a cliff. The sheep was caught, put into a bag … Continue reading…

A peregrine falcon, famous for its City Hall nesting spot, has been released safe and well into the wild after a period of rehabilitation in RSPCA care.

The bird was collected by an RSPCA officer in recent days, after it was found having flown directly into a wall.

It is from a family of peregrine falcons that have, for many years, nested at Cardiff’s City Hall watch clock tower. The birds are well-known in the Welsh capital and beyond, and … Continue reading…