RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the news that Bridgend County Borough Council has become the latest Local Authority in Wales to ban the release of sky lanterns and celebratory balloons from council-owned land and property.

The move now means that eight Local Authorities have acted on sky lantern releases – seven of which are in South Wales.

RSPCA Cymru has long highlighted the dangers associated with the use of sky lanterns, and continues to call on the Welsh Government to implement … Continue reading…

A NEWPORT City Council worker has been awarded a certificate of commendation from RSPCA Cymru for his part in rescuing a cat from a 40 foot tree in Newport.

Barry Reed, an arboricultural supervisor, put his tree climbing skills to the test when a cat was found stuck up a tree in a wooded area at the back of Woodside, Duffryn in Newport in October.

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Gary Lucas arrived at the scene to find the cat … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after two stray rabbits were found in Cardiff.

The two rabbits have been roaming between gardens on Dartington Drive, Pontprennau, since 20 February.

RSPCA inspector Christine McNeil said: “We were able to catch the black and white rabbit but the other tan coloured rabbit is still loose.

“The black rabbit has white on his nose and under his chest and is neutered. He has had a check with a vet and he is all … Continue reading…


THE RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was apparently dumped on the side of a Newport road.

A member of the public reported to the RSPCA that they saw someone driving a grey car dumping the cat at Lawrence Hill Avenue on Sunday [22 February].

The one-eyed black cat had no obvious injuries and had no collar or chip.

RSPCA inspector Christine McNeil said: “There was no CCTV where the cat was found so we are appealing … Continue reading…

BE a saint for these Davids.

As people in Wales celebrate our national day on Sunday – we are hoping some patriotic members of the public can help give the animals named after our patron saint a loving home.

Newport Animal Centre and Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre both have animals named after Saint David/Dewi Sant.

One of them is Dave, a delightful dog who can’t wait to go to his forever home. The 10-year-old crossbred is currently at Newport Animal Centre…. Continue reading…