The dangers fishing litter pose to Wales’ wildlife has again come under the spotlight, after the RSPCA raced to the rescue of a troubled swan at Pen-Y-Fan Pond in Crumlin.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after a member of the public spotted the swan with fishing line caught around their legs and back.

Officers from the charity continue to respond to animal welfare emergencies amid the coronavirus outbreak. The RSPCA says the incident acts as another reminder as to the dangers … Continue reading…

Caerphilly Councillors have voted unanimously to ban the giving of pets as prizes on land controlled by the local authority.

RSPCA Cymru has called it “great news for animal welfare, particularly goldfish” – as the Council becomes only the second in Wales to introduce a ban, and the first to make such a public stance on the issue.

A motion to full council was brought forward by Cllr James Pritchard, who has spearheaded this issue in recent months with his … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has expressed delight after Caerphilly Council’s Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee gave unanimous support yesterday evening (17 September) to a motion which would ban the giving of pets as prizes on land owned by the local authority.

There is currently no legal restriction on the giving of pets as prizes in Wales if the recipient is over the age of 16. However, the RSPCA is concerned that this creates a situation where the welfare of animals won as … Continue reading…

A juvenile female Alabama map turtle has been rescued from a stream in Caerphilly.

Two children are understood to have found the tiny turtle in the stream next to the Asda superstore on Pantygwindy Road in Caerphilly on Wednesday (7 August).

The stray reptile was transported to a local veterinary practice for care and support, before RSPCA officers collected the animal and took her to the International Tortoise Association in Sully.

An appeal for information has now been launched by … Continue reading…

The decomposing and potentially burned body of a rabbit has been found dumped in a cage on a Caerphilly business park, prompting an RSPCA Cymru appeal for information.

Officers from the animal welfare charity were alerted after a member of the public found the cage off Van Road in the town yesterday (26 April).

The rabbit was found in a metal-barred cage, with the animal’s body very decomposed – comprising “little more than fur and bones”.

A food bowl, bedding … Continue reading…