An Aylesbury duck lost its life in tragic circumstances after becoming trapped in fishing litter in Hendre Lake, in the St Mellons area of Cardiff.

RSPCA Cymru attempted to rescue the bird on Friday 30 December – from water near Cypress Drive.

An RSPCA inspector and animal collection officer rushed to the duck’s aid, after its plight was reported to the charity.

However, despite entering the lake in a full water technicians kit, and rescuing the animal, the duck’s injuries … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is reminding members of the public to consider the needs of pets, and the welfare of animals, as Wales prepares to welcome in 2017.

Fireworks are a common part of New Year’s festivities – but many animals can find them deeply distressing, and RSPCA Cymru is reminding the public of the many practical steps which can be taken to help protect their welfare.

Pet owners have been urged to plan ahead, with action such as sound-proofing and the … Continue reading…

Almost 60 animals from the RSPCA’s Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre will be looking for a forever home in the New Year.

Dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets and even a cockerel are among the animals at the centre hoping to find their perfect family in 2017.

RSPCA Cymru is reminding anyone considering getting a pet to do their homework as to the responsibilities involved, and to remember that many animals – like those based at Bryn-Y-Maen – are often desperate for … Continue reading…

A seal pup has been rescued by RSPCA Cymru in remarkable circumstances – after being spotted almost seven miles from the sea in the Vale of Glamorgan!

The charity rescued the pup after it was found in a farmer’s field in Graig Penllyn near Cowbridge on December 21.

RSPCA Cymru believes the pup must have reached the field after undertaking an extraordinary journey up the streams of the River Thaw.

He was found dehydrated and a little underweight – but … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has expressed disappointment at a report, prepared for Welsh Government, which recommends against the introduction of mandatory CCTV in Wales’ slaughterhouses.

The report, entitled ‘The Need for and Possible Implementation of a Workable System of CCTV in All Slaughterhouses in Wales‘, was written by a Task and Finish Group, looking into the safeguarding of animal welfare at slaughter.

It concluded that there is “not sufficient basis” to make the implementation of CCTV a mandatory requirement in … Continue reading…