Wrexham County Borough Council has become North Wales’ first local authority to formally back RSPCA plans to mitigate the risks posed by fireworks to animals in the local area.

Councillors backed a host of measures on Wednesday (18 December) – which will help ensure pet owners in the local area can be prepared for the loud bangs associated with fireworks, while also promoting their responsible use, and raising awareness.

Wrexham’s action follows recent steps taken by Neath Port Talbot Council … Continue reading…

Councillors in Rhondda Cynon Taf have unanimously backed action that could mitigate the risks fireworks can pose to animals and their welfare.

RSPCA Cymru say the local authority has made a “hugely important statement”, as RCT becomes the second Council to act following Neath Port Talbot, on Wednesday 27 November.

Councillors supported RCT exploring ensuring all public firework displays in the area are advertised in advance of the event – allowing residents to take precautions for their animals.

Plans were … Continue reading…

School pupils from across Wales have swapped their classroom for the National Assembly for Wales’ Siambr Hywel – putting the topic of animal welfare under the spotlight.

Ysgol Plasmawr (Cardiff), Pembroke School (Pembrokeshire), Builth Wells High (Powys), Cardiff High (Cardiff), Ysgol Bryn Tawe (Swansea) and Ysgol Rhydywaun (Rhondda Cynon Taf) all took part in RSPCA Cymru’s annual ‘Great Debate’ event in Cardiff on Friday (22 June).

Schools had come through regional heats to reach the Siambr Hywel finale; the debate … Continue reading…

An RSPCA appeal for information has been launched after a cat was found abandoned in a taped-up box on the Parc Nantgarw industrial estate.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after a member of the public found the male black and white cat in the box beside their car – on Heol Y Gamlas – overnight between Monday (14 May) and Tuesday (15 May).

The member of the public was working the night shift, suggesting an attempt may have been made to … Continue reading…

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…