A search for the owner of an African Grey Parrot has been launched, after being found at the school of engineering at Cardiff University.

The bird was found at the University’s Newport Road-based engineering school on Tuesday (6 March).

A microchip was found on the bird, who is now based at the Valley Vets surgery in Cardiff, but the chip – sadly – has not been registered; meaning the owner is unknown. Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, it … Continue reading…

An RSPCA veterinary clinic is running “desperately low” of blankets and other bedding, and has asked supporters to donate unwanted items to help animals in its care.

RSPCA Merthyr Tydfil Clinic – at The Willows in Abercanaid – provides veterinary care for sick or injured animals rescued by RSPCA officers; and offers low-cost support for pets of people on benefits in the local community.

The centre provides care for more than 5,000 animals every year, including treatment for sick and … Continue reading…

Assembly Members have been urged to use a plenary debate on the use of wild animals in circuses to show their support for anticipated Welsh Government legislation on the key animal welfare issue.

RSPCA has led the campaign to see the “outdated, cruel” practice brought to an end in Wales – and last month (14 February) welcomed news that the Welsh Government confirmed its plan to bring forward legislation to ban the use of wild animals in circuses.

The charity … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a woman was seen to be attempting to abandon a rabbit from a mesh green and red bag in Cardiff.

The woman was in her 50s and was spotted trying to release the tan coloured rabbit onto a grass verge next to the River Taff bridge on Taffs Mead Embankment.

RSPCA inspector Selina Griffiths said the person who witnessed this luckily managed to catch the rabbit safely before the woman ran off.

“The … Continue reading…

An injured two-month-old otter cub has been taken into RSPCA care.

The young otter who had become separated from her mum was found wandering and dazed by walkers at Llanwnda, Gwynedd yesterday (4 March).

RSPCA inspector Andy Broadbent said: “The walkers were extremely concerned about the cub’s welfare so one of them kept an eye on her while the other went to fetch a cat basket to safely confine her. They then contacted us.

“I collected the otter from them … Continue reading…