RSPCA Cymru is marking the first anniversary of the Control of Horses (Wales) Act coming into force.

The new law has equipped Local Authorities in Wales with additional powers to tackle fly-grazing and abandonment problems which can have severe consequences for equine welfare and community safety.

RSPCA Cymru’s Steve Carter said: “The Welsh Government introduced the Control of Horses (Wales) Act in January 2014 and the RSPCA was pleased to be a key stakeholder in the development of the legislation…. Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the news that the Vale of Glamorgan Council has banned the release of sky lanterns from all council land with immediate effect.

The ban – which also applies to events organised by third parties which are held on council property – means that the Vale of Glamorgan is the SEVENTH local authority in Wales to act against the use of sky lanterns.

RSPCA Cymru has long highlighted the dangers associated with the use of sky lanterns, … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is issuing a reminder to people that pigs are not suitable as pets.

A male micro-pig was found in Ystalyfera in a garden on Wern Road on 12 January.

RSPCA inspector Gemma Cooper said: “He is a very small breed but his exact breed is unknown at this point.

“We think he one of the first victims of the ‘buying pets as a Christmas present’ issue.

“He is currently being looked after by a vet – but this … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is caring for an injured rare bird of prey after it was found in Porth.

The female Goshawk, who is thought to be around one-year-old, was collected by RSPCA inspector Simon Evans after she was found by a member of the public in Porth Park on 10 January.

“The bird was unable to fly far and had injured its right wing,” he said.

“The member of public who found it thought it must be a buzzard, but I … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA has assisted with the rescue operation of two cattle after they fell down a mineshaft.

The two young cattle became trapped after they fell 30 feet near Axton, Holywell on 27 December.

RSPCA inspector Mark Roberts met the owner at the scene on 28 December where the two cattle were seen chest deep in water at the bottom of the shaft.

“Hay and straw were thrown down and the cattle were eating,” he said.

On 29 December inspector … Continue reading…