RSPCA Cymru is encouraging people to get behind their sky lantern campaign.

The Welsh Government has called on local authorities to bring in a voluntary ban. At the moment four out of the 22 local authorities in Wales have a ban on the release of sky lanterns on council land. The four councils are Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Caerphilly and Conwy.

Sky lanterns (also known as Chinese lanterns) can harm wildlife, livestock and other animals by causing injuries that lead … Continue reading…

THE annual Newport Animal Centre Mutt Strutt will take place on Sunday 7 September at Sirhowy Valley Country Park near Newport.

The three mile comfortable walk is suitable for all, and will offer a chance for dogs to socialise in the picturesque country park.

Registration will begin at 10.30am and will close at 12.30pm. The circular walk starts from the main car park.

Animal centre manager Debbie Caffull said they will be bringing along a four-legged friend or two from … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is warning of the danger posed to wildlife by discarded fishing litter following a recent incident in Llanymynech involving a swan that was badly wounded.

A female swan was found at the Shropshire Union Canal near North Road, Llanymynech with a fishing lure stuck in her bottom eyelid and with fishing line coming out of her mouth.

RSPCA inspector Christopher Dunbar rescued the swan on Saturday (16 August) after several attempts to reach the injured bird. The swan … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat and her four newborn kittens were found in Cardiff.

The black and white cats were found by a member of the public in a layby on Leckwith Road on Monday (11 August) at around 9.40am. They were found wet through and were shivering constantly.

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Sarah Davies said: “The cat could have gone there by herself but it was an odd location for her to wander to, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA are urging members of the public to vote with their feet and give a circus that has come to town in Buckley a miss.

The animal welfare charity has long been pushing for a complete ban on the use of wild animals in circuses.

Due to their dependency on regular travel, circuses cannot provide the sizeable and complex living conditions that are required for animals traditionally used in this way such as lions, zebras and tigers.

RSPCA Cymru … Continue reading…