Merthyr is set to become the only area in Wales where a council-ban on the release of sky lanterns is not in force.

RSPCA Cymru has long campaigned for a ban on the release of sky lanterns, which can have deadly consequences for pets, farm animals and wildlife.

Sky lanterns – 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 unsuspecting animals … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed moves from Caerphilly County Borough Council to not ban dogs from marked sports pitches within the local area.

Previous plans from Caerphilly CBC had suggested that the local authority was considering excluding dogs from all marked sports pitches owned by the Council.

The previous plans had formed part of a proposed Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), which RSPCA Cymru feared would remove appropriate, accessible spaces within the Caerphilly community for dogs to exercise.

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A Carmarthenshire dog believed to have been straying for an incredible two-year period has been rescued by RSPCA Cymru, after being hit by a car.

The charity worked with Dyfed-Powys Police to catch the dog, after it had become injured in a road traffic collision in the Whitland area on 5 January.

It later emerged that the dog is known to have been a stray dog for a staggering period of time – following the death of his owner approximately … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is urging Local Authorities across Wales not to be “bad neighbours”, following news that a twelfth Local Authority has acted to ban the use of deadly sky lanterns on land which they control.

Further to RSPCA Cymru’s campaign on the issue, Ceredigion Council has now implemented a local ban on the release of the devices, in a move which will help protect animals based in the county, and surrounding areas.

Sky lanterns – often known as Chinese lanterns … Continue reading…