RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the news that Powys County Council has banned sky lanterns on council-owned or managed land.

This latest move brings the number of local authorities in Wales who have banned lantern releases on their land to a total of 14.

Sky lanterns – often known as Chinese lanterns – can harm wildlife, livestock and other animals by causing injuries that lead to suffering and a slow painful death. Animals can also eat balloons and choke on them…. Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed news that compulsory microchipping for dogs in Wales will be brought in from April 2016.

Today (20 October) the plans were debated in Plenary at the Senedd with AMs backing the introduction of compulsory microchipping for dogs in Wales.

RSPCA Cymru has led the campaign on this issue in Wales for many years, believing that compulsory microchipping will help to make it easier to identify the owners of those dogs that have strayed or are being … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a badger was found trapped in a snare.

A member of the public contacted the RSPCA after they found the badger trapped in woodland off the B4233, in the Hendre area, near Monmouth.

RSPCA inspector Sophie Daniels attended the location on Saturday (17 October) where she found the young adult badger which was unable to free itself.

“The snare had been secured at low level under the fence line,” she said. “It was … Continue reading…

MORE than 7,500 people have signed a petition to urge the Welsh Government to introduce a long-awaited ban on the use of wild animals in circuses.

The animal welfare charity has long pushed for a complete ban on the use of wild animals in circuses. The power to introduce a ban lies with the National Assembly for Wales.

Today [20 October] the National Assembly for Wales’ Petitions Committee will discuss the petition which was recently handed to committee chair, William … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is reminding pet owners to keep their microchipping details up to date after a stray rabbit was found in Cardiff.

The rabbit was found at a park near Ferrier Avenue on 9 October, and although the tri-coloured rabbit was microchipped – the details were not up to date.

Microchipping your pet gives them the best chance of being identified and returned to you if they become lost or stolen. But microchipping is only effective if pet owners make … Continue reading…