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…

The search for the owner of a peregrine falcon has been launched after the bird of prey was rescued in bizarre circumstances – having being found stuck on a Cardiff television aerial. 

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the distressed bird was spotted by a member of the public, on Conway Road in the Pontcanna area of the city yesterday (30 July).

An officer enlisted the support of South Wales Fire & Rescue Service, with firefighters from Ely Station attending to … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru rescued a skewbald horse – believed to be of trotter-type – found to have a serious leg injury, prompting the animal welfare charity to launch a search for the equine’s owner.

Officers were contacted after the horse was seen to be trapped, with water up to their shoulders, in a field off Wentloog Avenue in Cardiff.

The horse was found to be trapped in a reen, and the RSPCA enlisted the help of the South Wales Fire & … Continue reading…