RSPCA Cymru is calling on its supporters 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.

The complex needs of wild animals can never be adequately met in a circus environment and regular transport, cramped and bare temporary housing, … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a dead dog was found near Nannerch in Flintshire.

The sad discovery was made by a member of the public at Llangwyfan forest, who notified the RSPCA. The dog was found in a red chequered plastic bag wrapped in a blanket.

RSPCA inspectors Fred Armstrong and Rachael Davies attended the location to find the dead boxer crossbreed brindle dog, which was wearing a black collar.

Inspector Armstrong said: “This dog … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA has rescued a cat that was impaled on some barbed wire in the Gwendraeth Valley.

A member of the public called the RSPCA after they discovered the cat stuck on some barbed wire with an injured leg in a field at Mynyddygarreg.

RSPCA inspector Julie Fadden said it looked like the cat’s coat got snagged and then her leg was pierced by the wire.

“The cat was impaled by her long fur and leg on some barbed wire,” … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after two degus were found abandoned in Cardiff.

The degus were found in a cage in an alleyway at Corporation Road in Grangetown.

A member of the public who discovered the animals contacted the RSPCA last Thursday [14 May].

RSPCA inspector Gemma Black said: “These two degus appear to have been abandoned.

“They were left with provisions inside their cage, but the weather was awful last Thursday and if it wasn’t for the help … Continue reading…

HELP us find forever homes for these animals who have a lot of love to give – but are being overlooked time and time again.

Sadly there are several long-stay residents at RSPCA’s Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre in Upper Colwyn Bay who are still looking for a forever home.

Despite all efforts including media appeals, dogs George, Sooty, Bonzo and Ruby are still looking for a loving home to call their own.

There are also many cats at the centre including … Continue reading…