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…

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…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed news that Councillors in Carmarthenshire have today (10 February) unanimously backed a motion which could help mitigate the risks fireworks pose to animals in the local area.

Cllr Louvain Roberts, who represents the Glanymor ward, put forward the RSPCA-backed motion. It was seconded by Trimsaran ward councillor Kim Broom.

Many pets and other animals experience fear and distress as a consequence of the loud bangs associated with fireworks. Across England and Wales, the animal welfare charity … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has rescued 45 dogs from inappropriate conditions in Ceredigion.

Officers from the animal welfare charity were alerted to the dogs being kept at dilapidated farm premises in the West Wales area. The RSPCA attended the site on four occasions in January to help the dogs.

The sheer quantity of dogs meant the owner was struggling to meet their basic needs – with a lack of shelter, poor diet and a lack of parasite control all of immediate concern … Continue reading…