TRAINING is well underway for a group of runners getting ready to represent RSPCA Cymru on St David’s Day.

In just over a week, RSPCA Cymru staff will be springing into action for the St David’s Day 10k run in Cardiff on Sunday 1 March.

Under the name of Team Animal Cymru, runners will taking part in the 10k challenge as #TeamDog or #TeamCat – while raising awareness and funds for the Society at the same time.

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THE RSPCA is appealing for information and warning pet owners to be cautious after a cat was poisoned in Aberdare.

The eight-year-old male cat, named Binx, from Llewellyn Street, was believed to be poisoned last Thursday [12 February].

Binx was rushed to the vets but was sadly put to sleep on veterinary advice.

RSPCA inspector Gemma Cooper said: “Binx was a very much loved member of the family and our thoughts are with them following this sad incident.

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THE RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a dead dog was found in Gilwern, Abergavenny.

The sad discovery was made by a member of the public on Ty Gwyn Road on Sunday [15 February].

RSPCA inspector Selina Chan said: “The bulldog type female had no microchip, collar or any obvious injuries. The body has now been removed by Monmouthshire County Council.

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PLANS to introduce compulsory microchipping legislation by the Welsh Government has been marked as a positive step forward by RSPCA Cymru.

The Welsh Government now proposes to introduce legislation requiring the compulsory microchipping of dogs in Wales by the spring of 2016.

In September 2014, Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans, announced that the previously publicised date for the compulsory microchipping of dogs in Wales of 1 March 2015 was unlikely to be met.

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AN otter who got himself into a sticky situation at a refinery has been rescued by the RSPCA.

RSPCA officers were called to Vale Europe Limited’s Clydach Nickel Refinery on Tuesday [10 February] after staff found an otter hiding a few inches beneath a fast moving conveyor belt.

Following a call to the RSPCA, animal collection officer (ACO) Ellie West attended within minutes and was later joined by inspector Nigel Duguid and animal welfare officer Andrew Harris.

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