The Welsh Government has been urged to ban “torturous, cruel” glue traps in Wales and not risk the nation’s animal welfare standards “falling behind” England – as the UK Government gives its support to a Private Members Bill.

Calls come after Wolverhampton North East MP Jane Stevenson proposed a Private Member’s Bill – the Glue Traps (Offences) Bill – which would ban the use of these traps in England. The Bill has the backing of the UK Government.

Glue traps, … Continue reading…

This Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June), RSPCA Cymru and the RSPCA Gwent Branch are celebrating a joint initiative which has seen a number of new volunteers collecting and transporting wild animals in need from the Gwent area.

Wildlife casualty volunteers (WCVs) support RSPCA officers with their frontline rescue work – collecting sick, injured or orphaned birds and small mammals, and transporting them to wildlife centres, rehabilitators and vets.

A project was launched to recruit new WCVs from within the Gwent Branch’s … Continue reading…

RSPCA Newport Animal Centre is appealing for cat fosterers to support the development of felines in their care.

A home environment is “very beneficial” for a cat’s welfare – and the RSPCA has many cats who cannot yet be rehomed and would benefit from time with a foster carer instead.

Fosterers play a vital role in looking after cats in the care of the RSPCA until they can be rehomed.

Young kittens, or pregnant cats, may need to wait some … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru and South Wales Police have launched a joint appeal for information after two pigeons were found shot in the Pentwyn area of Cardiff.

Officers from the animal welfare charity were alerted after a member of the public found an injured pigeon at an address in The Hawthorns on Friday 2 April.

Examination found that the pigeon had pellet wounds to his body – which had caused serious injury to a wing. Sadly, another pigeon was found in the … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has urged people in the Gwynedd area to report potentially suspicious activity against birds after a peregrine falcon was found with puncture wounds consistent with being shot.

Rescuers from the animal welfare charity were alerted after a member of the public spotted the bird of prey struggling on a road in Penrhyndeudraeth; a few miles east of Porthmadog, last Tuesday (6 April).

RSPCA Cymru collected the badly injured animal, and rushed him to the RSPCA’s specialist Stapeley Grange … Continue reading…