RSPCA Cymru has given BBC Radio One a big thumbs up for including sky lanterns on a list of prohibited items for this weekend’s ‘Biggest Weekend’ in Swansea.

The charity regularly warns members of the public as to the dangers which sky lanterns can pose to animals – notably wildlife.

Balloons are also included on the list of items not permitted at the event; something the RSPCA says will prevent helium balloon releases which, too, pose risk to animals.

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A Caerphilly man who had anal sex with his two dogs has been handed a suspended prison sentence and banned from keeping animals for a decade in a “landmark” RSPCA prosecution.

Robert Gwynn (d.o.b 04/11/1957), formerly of Merchant Street, Pontlottyn, Caerphilly, pleaded guilty to two offences at Newport Crown Court yesterday (Wednesday 23 May) – one under Section 69 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and the other under Section 9 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

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An RSPCA appeal for information has been launched following the death of a red kite caught by an illegal gin trap.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the poor bird of prey was found bleeding, and with broken legs, in the trap on the B4340, near New Cross and Abermadwr on 7 May.

The caller who found the bird transferred the animal to a local veterinary practice, where it was confirmed that the legs had been broken by the trap.

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An elderly Staffordshire bull terrier has been found abandoned amid black bags and a towel down a Maesteg lane.

RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information after the lethargic dog was found in a very poor state, struggling to walk, emaciated and with a growth to the body.

A member of the public found the dog at approximately 11.20am on Wednesday (16 May).

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It may have been a bad weekend for the Swans on the pitch – but it wasn’t just in the footballing world where the swans were sent down.

A swan feared to have been involved in a road traffic collision was given a ride by Dyfed-Powys Police officers in the cell of a police van last weekend; offering vital support to the bird in her hour of need.

The bird was collected by Police from Pembrey Flats, on the A48 … Continue reading…