Only a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses can properly protect against welfare problems, say RSPCA Cymru.

The Welsh Government has announced the launch of a consultation in the New Year on a series of new proposals – including the introduction of a licensing scheme for circuses.

Regular transport, cramped housing, forced training and loud noises often prove an unavoidable reality for wild animals based within a circus setting. As such, RSPCA Cymru believes the only acceptable … Continue reading…

A bearded dragon has been found dumped in a plastic bag on a Monmouth doorstep.

The female reptile was found in a seriously emaciated state with multiple wounds to its body, and sadly has yellow fungus disease. She remains very poorly.

RSPCA Cymru is urging the public to come forward with any information as to how she was dumped in this sorry state. The bearded dragon was abandoned on Cornwallis Way in the town on Tuesday 13 December.

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An animal welfare clinic in Denbighshire has nearly trebled its opening hours, in a move which will prove excellent news to many owners of domestic pets in the local area.

RSPCA Clwyd and Colwyn branch is the first in North Wales to employ its own vet. The clinic – on Vaughan Street in Rhyl – is now open for appointments between 9.30am and noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and between 1pm and 4pm on those days as a drop-in … Continue reading…

A grey squirrel has been rescued in amazing circumstances, freed from the grill of a car in the North Wales area.

RSPCA Cymru was called after the squirrel became wedged between the grill and radiator of the moving car, in Llanberris on Sunday 13 December.

An RSPCA inspector attended the scene, and enlisted the help of a local garage – Moduron Maethlu Motors – who attended free of charge, and cut a hole in the vehicle to help set the … Continue reading…

RSPCA’s Newport Animal Centre is urgently appealing for items to help with the day-to-day care of animals at the centre. 

The centre, based on Hartridge Farm Road, in Newport, is asking members of the public to donate newspapers, large plastic boxes and containers, blankets and durable dog toys, this festive season.

Items such as newspapers can be invaluable as bedding for small furry animals, whilst containers – with or without lids – store food and other pet care products.

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