RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the decision by Carmarthenshire County Council to ban the use of sky lanterns on their land.

The ruling also extends to banning the sale of sky lanterns on premises and property controlled by the local authority.

RSPCA Cymru has long highlighted the dangers associated with the use of sky lanterns, and continues to call on the Welsh Government to implement an outright ban on their use across Wales.

Last year [October 2013] the Welsh Government wrote … Continue reading…

A BUZZARD tangled in a tree in Neath has been rescued by the RSPCA.

The bird of prey was found with fishing tackle wrapped around its wing, hanging over a lake in a tree, at the top of Gnoll Country Park at Mosshouse Reservoir on Friday (10 October).

RSPCA inspector Neill Manley, who helped to rescue the bird, said: “This poor buzzard was completely tangled in the tree and was very distressed hanging there.

“Once removed from the tree, the … Continue reading…

DOG walkers are being invited to take part in a special sponsored walk in Gwynedd.

RSPCA West Gwynedd Branch is holding a three-mile sponsored Mutt Strutt event in Llanberis from Y Glyn to Caffi Caban at Brynrefail and back on Sunday 16 November.

Committee member Linda Joyce said they are very much looking forward to the Mutt Strutt.

“We feel it is a great chance for people to have a nice day out with their dogs,” she said.

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THE RSPCA is appealing for information after a heron was shot with a crossbow bolt.

The injured heron was found by a member of the public at Level Road, Hawarden, Deeside in Clwyd.

RSPCA inspector Tim Jones said the foot-long arrow – known as a bolt – was from a crossbow and went straight through the bird.

“The heron was very lucky not to have been killed straight away from the arrow, but it managed to still move about and … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is warning of the danger posed to wildlife by discarded fishing litter after a swan became entangled in Pembrokeshire.

The male swan became wounded by a hook at Bosherston Lakes near Pembroke earlier this month (2 October).

RSPCA inspector Nigel Duguid, along with animal collection officer Andrew Harris and inspector Rohan Barker, carried out the rescue using a Rigid Inflatable Boat.

“It was a very awkward and tricky rescue,” Inspector Duguid said. “The lake has different levels and … Continue reading…