A warning has been issued about the dangers sky lanterns pose to animals as Wales prepares to mark Halloween.

Sky, or ‘Chinese’, lanterns,  can be a popular part of the Halloween celebrations – but RSPCA Cymru has reminded the public that they can be “fatal to animals”.

The devices – which are lifted into the air via an open flame heat source – can be ingested by animals, or cause entanglement or entrapment. This can lead to wildlife, pets or … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was brutally killed at an 18th birthday party at his owner’s house in Lemington, Newcastle on Halloween.

 

Much-loved Yorkshire terrier-cross ‘Herbie’ was discovered in the back garden of the property on Waverley Crescent at around 8pm on Friday 31 October.

 

RSPCA inspector Jaqui Miller said: “I have never seen such a brutal attack on a dog in my whole 10 year career.

 

“Herbie’s muzzle was shattered in numerous … Continue reading…

31.10.14

The full moon is linked to such things as a rise in crime, disasters, accidents and even werewolves. Now it seems it could also be to blame for an increase in animals abuse, as we release the number of calls we receive on every full moon this year – it shows a marked increase during this phase in the lunar cycle.

We’ve been increasingly overwhelmed with calls in 2014, with a call every 30 seconds received so far this Continue reading…

27.10.14

We have more cats in our care than any other animal. This year we’ve taken in 20 per cent more than during the same period last year!

We’re getting to the bottom of some of the myths surrounding cats to help people better understand our feline friends and create more homes for the high numbers in animal centres.

Our scientific officer and cat welfare expert Alice Potter said:

“One of the most common reasons that people call the RSPCA

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The birds were left scared and abandoned in a box

Friday 1 November 2013

An incident where two chickens were left scared and abandoned in a cardboard box on a street in Porthcawl has left the RSPCA bemused.

The two chickens were found in the box outside a house in Lime Tree Way, Porthcawl last night (31/10/13). The box had been painted and was tied up like a present, lights had been attached and air holes had been cut out. … Continue reading…