RSPCA Cymru has received more than 150 calls in the last five years related to concern for animals and fireworks.

Between 2013 and 2017, the charity recieved 152 calls from across Wales from members of the public concerned that fireworks could be having a damaging impact on animal welfare.

The animal welfare charity is now bracing itself for more calls about animals negatively impacted by the entertainment explosives, as Wales prepares to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night.

RSPCA Cymru wants to
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An urgent RSPCA appeal has been launched following reports a Jack Russell terrier was kicked by a group of youths in the Ely area of Cardiff.

The animal welfare charity was notified after claims a group of boys, thought to be approximately 16-years-old, were interrupted by a 12-year-old girl when she saw them throwing crisps at the dog and kicking him in the head as he went to eat them.

An RSPCA officer has said the alleged incident must have … Continue reading…

Cardiff Council has been urged by the RSPCA not to exclude dogs from marked sports pitches within the local authority area.

The council is currently consulting on a Public Spaces Protection Order for the area, including proposed new controls around dogs.

RSPCA Cymru fears banning dogs from marked sports pitches – as proposed – could risk demonising responsible owners and their pets.

The animal welfare charity has called on the Council to strive towards “integrated communities, with responsible pet and … Continue reading…

An appeal for information has been launched by the RSPCA after three rats were found dumped in a box in the Adamsdown area of Cardiff. 

Charity officers were alerted after the rats were found in a small park off Constellation Street, during late morning on Thursday (30 August).

The rats – understood to be two female, and one male – came into the care of the RSPCA. One is undergoing facial treatment at a veterinary practice, while the other two … Continue reading…

RSPCA inspectorate officers will join Cardiff’s annual Pride parade for the first time, as the charity prepares for its “biggest, best and most brilliant” presence at the festival.

Officers – including wildlife casualty volunteers, animal collection officers, inspectors, and the RSPCA’s superintendent for Wales – will take to the streets of Cardiff for Saturday’s parade (August 25).

Staff from across the organisation will march, with involvement in the parade forming a core part of RSPCA’s wide-ranging involvement in 2018 Pride … Continue reading…