RSPCA Cymru fears this fireworks season could be the worst in decades for animals as more people opt for DIY displays at home due to Covid restrictions cancelling organised public events.

RSPCA polling* has revealed that 21% of UK adults plan to hold a fireworks display at home this year. In Wales, 21% of adults polled said they were planning a private display.

Every year, the RSPCA receives hundreds of calls about fireworks affecting animals. Over the last four years, … Continue reading…

Fishing litter has once again entangled a duck at Hendre Lake in Cardiff.

A male mallard duck had become caught in a fishing line on the island off the St Mellons lake – with the RSPCA being notified on 23 October.

It follows a similar incident back in June where fishing wire was caught tightly around a duck’s leg in the same lake. Sadly this duck was put to sleep to prevent further suffering.

This time luckily the mallard duck … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after two cats were suspiciously injured – leading to their deaths – in Penarth.

One cat was sadly found dead and with its tail cut off in Castle Avenue. The cat had not returned home and was found in a neighbours garden. A few days later the owner found a third of the tail on her driveway.

The second incident occurred in the Redland Road area – where a cat returned home injured and … Continue reading…

Can you help safeguard RSPCA Llys Nini Animal Centre through this next period of uncertainty?

During this time of year RSPCA Llys Nini Animal Centre would expect to welcome in excess 3,000 visitors to its Penllergaer site – however, the firebreak lockdown and Covid-19 restrictions has caused its fundraising income to a screeching halt.

In addition to all 12 of their charity shops being closed their week-long ‘Halloween Spooky Woodland Trail’ and ‘Pumpkin Carving Festival’ have been cancelled.

Gary Weeks, … Continue reading…

A struggling young grey seal has been rescued by the RSPCA after becoming stranded on The Knap in Barry.

Members of the public found the seal huddled under a rock at The Knap – and contacted the RSPCA for help yesterday (22 October).

The seal was very underweight and debilitated, and the RSPCA suspect the animal has likely just left his mother and was struggling to adapt to the wild.

Fortunately, the seal has now been transferred to specialist wildlife … Continue reading…