Dog owners and their canine companions have been invited to register for the waggiest and woofiest walkies of the year, as registration opens for June’s hotly-anticipated RSPCA Cymru ‘BIG Walkies LIVE’ in Cardiff.

Entries for the 2018 BIG Walkies LIVE event open today – giving dogs and their owners a unique opportunity to take part in a scenic 2.5-mile (4km) or 1.25mile (2km) walk in Bute Park on Sunday 10 June, alongside hundreds of poochie pals.

Signing-up is easy and … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is searching for the owner of a green parrot – potentially an Australian king – who was found flying around the school grounds of the Cardiff and Vale College.

RSPCA Cymru officers were alerted after the bird was seen at the College’s Trowbridge Road site on Wednesday (21 March), having been confined by College staff after she flew into a window.

The parrot is owned, and is wearing a ring. However, she is not microchipped, prompting the charity … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has today made fresh calls for action to stamp out problems in the ‘hidden’ sanctuary sector, amid fears pets, wildlife and farm animals may be suffering in silence behind closed doors.

Animal welfare establishments – commonly referred to as sanctuaries or rescues – are often invaluable resources for improving animal welfare; undertaking a hugely important function – but, without regulation, major problems can occur.

There are around 90 known animal welfare establishments¹ in Wales – but, in reality, … Continue reading…

The dangers external wire and netting pose to wildlife has been highlighted, after a pigeon and gull died in the centre of Cardiff.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the birds were found hanging from wire on a building on Queen Street in the heart of Wales’ capital city, on Thursday (15 March).

The charity attended along with South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, and officers reached the trapped birds via cherry picker to set them free.

Sadly, the pigeon was … Continue reading…

He’s a true scaredy cat – but it’s not by his own admission.

Doyle was found at a multi-cat household in Cardiff, living in filthy conditions, and in the dark before he was taken into RSPCA Cymru care.

He’s now with RSPCA Newport Adoption Centre, which is based at Pets at Home at Mendalgief Retail Park, and they’re searching for a special home for him.

Rehoming coordinator Gaynor Smith said: “Our darling Doyle is quite a scared cat, so we … Continue reading…