RSPCA Cymru has decreed today (Wednesday 14 February) as a “momentous day for animals” as the Welsh Government confirms its plan to bring forward legislation to ban the use of wild animals in circuses.

The animal welfare charity has led the campaign on this issue for some two decades – with over 9,000 signing an RSPCA petition urging action.

Polling, too, has consistently demonstrated a clear will for action – with 74% of people within Wales supporting a ban on … Continue reading…

The Welsh Government cabinet secretary responsible for animal welfare swapped her spot at the cabinet table for the passenger seat of an RSPCA inspectorate van yesterday (Thursday February 8).

Lesley Griffiths AM, the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, joined RSPCA inspector Kia Thomas on calls across North East Wales.

A number of calls were dealt with across the region – including giving advice to a horse owner about the environment their animal was being kept in, an … Continue reading…

There are fears two men deliberately set a dog on a cat in Tredegar in the early hours of Thursday morning (February 8), following reports to RSPCA Cymru. 

A ginger male neutered cat was found on Yscuborwen in the town with deep wounds to his leg and back end, thought to have occurred as a result of the alleged dog attack.

RSPCA Cymru was notified amid claims a member of the public spotted two men exit a white van at … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is celebrating as the final local authority to ban the release of deadly sky lanterns on their land approved restrictions on their use on Wednesday, effectively making Wales a no-fly zone for the devices on council land.

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council unanimously approved plans to restrict sky lantern use on land controlled by the local authority in a vote.

The charity has long highlighted the dangers these devices pose to public safety and to animal welfare.

In … Continue reading…

A six-year-old cat has been rescued from a tight squeeze in Flint, after falling eight foot down a tiny gap between a shed and a fence.

The RSPCA was alerted after the white female domestic cat – named Snowy – is believed to have fallen down the gap from the roof of a shed at a Cwrt Malengell property in the Oakenholt area of the town.

Unfortunately, the poor cat was unable to pull herself to safety – and was … Continue reading…