RSPCA Cymru is warning of a summer abandonment crisis with a 64% increase in the number of reports about dumped animals in the summer months.

The oldest and biggest animal welfare charity in England and Wales is expecting to see a huge rise in calls about abandoned pets, often dumped in boxes, thrown in bins or left on the side of roads.

Last summer (June, July and August) in Wales, there were 1,498 calls about abandoned animals reported to the … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information after a man was witnessed shooting ducks at Brickfield Pond in Rhyl.

The man, aged between 25-35, was reportedly seen by a cyclist pulling the dead ducks out of the pond with a net and putting them into a blue carrier bag. He was seen using a brown rifle and was seen shooting three ducks.

RSPCA inspector Jenny Anderton said: “This shocking incident took place at around 1pm on 26 June. If … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has rescued two hedgehogs trapped in a pit where roadworks are being carried out in Whitchurch in Cardiff.

Officers from the charity were alerted after a caller spotted the hedgehogs trapped in the pit at the dead of night, approximately three to four foot underground, and surrounded by rain water.

The rescue took place today (26 June) on Cae Yorath in the Welsh capital city.

Fortunately, the hedgehogs had managed to wriggle free of the rain water, so … Continue reading…

A Welsh-medium Cardiff-based primary school has been recognised as 2019’s most compassionate school class across England and Wales, at the RSPCA Honours awards ceremony in London last night.

The Year 3 class at Ysgol Gymraeg Coed y Gof entered their creative animation into the RSPCA competition and beat 700 schools across England and Wales in winning the ‘Most Compassionate Class’ award for 2019.

Judges were hugely impressed by the Welsh-language animation, which incorporated into a short production a number … Continue reading…

A Rhondda Cynon Taf School has been crowned winner of a prestigious RSPCA Cymru debating competition.

Bryn Celynnog, from Beddau, were chosen by judges as the winner of Friday’s finale (21 June), which took place at the National Assembly for Wales.

Schools from Cardiff, Bangor, Milford Haven, Llanelli and Rhydyfelin also took part, having won through regional heats held across Wales.

The ‘Great Debate’ concept is an integral part of the RSPCA’s Generation Kind initiative.

Generation Kind is a … Continue reading…