The dangers netting can pose to wild birds has been highlighted after a gull became trapped and fatally injured in Cardiff.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted after the gull was seen trapped on netting attached to the Royal Mail’s Cardiff Mail Centre on Penarth Road, on May 3.

The gull was trapped approximately 18ft in the air, and the RSPCA enlisted the support of firefighters from the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, who used a hydraulic platform to access the … Continue reading…

Approximately 400 humans and hundreds of dogs took over Bute Park on Saturday (May 18) as the hotly-anticipated Big Walkies Live returned to Cardiff.

The event marked a “celebration of dogs of all shapes and sizes” – as canines and their owners enjoyed two scenic walk routes through the beautiful surroundings of the central Cardiff-based park.

Attendees also savoured the Big Walkies Live event village – including entertainment from Radio Cardiff 98.7FM DJs Wyburn & Wayne, plus refreshments, stalls and … Continue reading…

A lethargic fox cub has been rescued from a Cardiff service station by RSPCA Cymru.

The lone cub was spotted struggling at the Welcome Break service area, on Malthouse Avenue at the Cardiff Gate Business Park on 2 May.

RSPCA Cymru attended and found the confused and disorientated cub hidden behind an electrical equipment box. He was making no attempt to move, despite concerned members of the public standing at arms length.

The fox was rescued, and transferred to RSPCA … Continue reading…

An appeal for information has been launched after the reported theft of a horse which was subject to RSPCA enquiries.

The horse had collapsed in Cardiff’s city centre in front of crowds of people on April 20.

RSPCA Cymru attended the scene, while Police enlisted the support of a Pontardawe-based animal sanctuary to move the animal and provide boarding while investigations continued.

The equine was subsequently signed into the care of the RSPCA by the owners – however, before the … Continue reading…

Six schools from across Wales have qualified for the finale of a prestigious debating competition, to take place at the National Assembly for Wales.

RSPCA Cymru has been hosting Great Debate events, with school children debating a host of animal welfare topics at “centres of citizenship and democracy” across Wales.

Twenty two teams from 21 schools have competed in five Wales heats – with schools from Cardiff, Bangor, Milford Haven, Pontypridd, Llanelli and Rhydyfelin winning through and reaching June’s final…. Continue reading…