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…

Rescue pets in the care of the RSPCA in Wales can be rehomed again for the first time since coronavirus restrictions came into force.

The Welsh Government is now directing animal rescue organisations to new Guidance that has been published by the Animal Welfare Network for Wales. This will allow rescue centres and animal welfare organisations to safely find new homes for animals in their care, or foster them out to temporary carers.

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Two kind-hearted bikers are delivering vital animal medicines across North Wales to help keep pets safe during the coronavirus outbreak.

Volunteers Jimmy Aspinall and Neil Pearson have been transporting emergency medicines across the region on behalf of the RSPCA’s Clwyd & Colwyn Branch.

Clwyd & Colwyn Branch’s Rhyl Clinic – on Vaughan Street – is the only RSPCA clinic operating in North Wales amid the Covid-19 outbreak. Staff are therefore providing repeat prescriptions, emergency treatment for animals and advice to … Continue reading…

An RSPCA appeal for information has been launched after darts made from nails were found in a garden in Barry, prompting fears they were used to target animals.

The home-made darts, made from nails with plastic and paper for flights, were found on 2 May in the back garden of a Phyllis Street property in the Vale of Glamorgan town.

Anyone with information about the darts has been urged to contact the RSPCA. There is some concern the darts were … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru and the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service teamed up to come to the aid of a cat stuck up a tree in the St Mellons area of Cardiff.

The cat – named Panthro, after the Thundercats star – spent 36 hours stuck in the tree in the garden of his Jonquil Close home.

RSPCA Cymru officers continue to respond to emergencies amid the coronavirus outbreak – coming to the aid of animals like Panthro.

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