RSPCA Cymru and South Wales Police have launched a joint appeal for information after two pigeons were found shot in the Pentwyn area of Cardiff.

Officers from the animal welfare charity were alerted after a member of the public found an injured pigeon at an address in The Hawthorns on Friday 2 April.

Examination found that the pigeon had pellet wounds to his body – which had caused serious injury to a wing. Sadly, another pigeon was found in the … Continue reading…

A barn owl has been rescued from a disused building in Pontyates by RSPCA Cymru.

Officers from the animal welfare charity were alerted after members of the public spotted the owl in the front window of the property in the Gwendraeth Valley village.

RSPCA Cymru attended the scene – and made local enquiries to track down the owner of the building, and gain access to the trapped owl.

Amazing photographs show what animal rescuer Paula Milton saw at the property … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is concerned that gene edited farm foods could soon find their way onto shelves in Wales – even if the Welsh Government doesn’t want to allow its production.

In England, the UK Government is consulting on allowing the gene editing of farm animals – something the RSPCA has serious animal welfare and ethical concerns about.

Under the proposals, the production of gene edited farm animals could soon be permitted in England, and sold to consumers – because they … Continue reading…

A red kite who sought to trick RSPCA officers by repeatedly “playing dead” has been returned to the wild after a period of rehabilitation with the animal welfare charity.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted by vets after a member of the public brought the red kite to them, saying he had been found caught up in fencing and in a collapsed state, and was found near Aberaeron.

He was transferred to wildlife specialists in the West Wales area for a period … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is searching for the owner of a budgerigar found in a back garden off Clarmuir Road in the Splott area of Cardiff.

Officers from the animal welfare charity were alerted after a member of the public had found the unexpected visitor in their garden, before transferring the budgie to a veterinary practice.

The bird – who has an overgrown beak, and a few missing feathers – is largely white and blue in colour, and came into the RSPCA’s … Continue reading…