The RSPCA has issued a reminder to the “well-meaning” public not to seek to refloat beached or stranded cetaceans or aquatic mammals.

A sub-adult dolphin – approximately two metres in length – found at Penycwn beach in Pembrokeshire had to be put to sleep, after being found weak and thin on 25 July.

It is understood members of the public had earlier returned the dolphin to the sea in an attempt to help the animal, who was then seen trying … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru and the same team of Cardiff firefighters twice came to the aid of gulls stricken by guttering on Monday (20 July). 

The animal welfare charity was alerted after a gull chick was spotted stuck in the gutters of a supermarket in the Heath area of the city.

Animal collection officer (ACO) Fiona Thomas enlisted the help of the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service’s Ely White Watch, who were able to reach the gull utilising ladders – shortly … Continue reading…

An “unrecognisable” young cat who had been missing for TWO MONTHS is back at his Swansea home thanks to the power of microchipping.  

Gerald – who is less than one year old – has been reunited with owner Rachel Williams, who feared she would never see her feline companion again.

RSPCA Cymru was notified after a stray cat was found approximately two miles from his Penlan home in the Blaenymaes area of the city. It was initially feared the cat … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is searching for the owner of a bantam chicken found in Port Talbot. 

A member of the public found the chicken in the garden of their Border Road home, after the bird was brought to the property by their cats.

Fortunately, the chicken is uninjured and RSPCA Cymru is now eager to trace the owner. The animal was collected by the animal welfare charity today (22 July).

RSPCA inspector Neill Manley said: “We really hope someone can help … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is celebrating the success of a 14 year long campaign to see the use of wild animals in circuses banned in Wales.

Members of the Senedd tonight (15 July) voted unanimously – by 53 votes to zero – in favour of the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill passing its final stage of legislative scrutiny in the Welsh Parliament.

The Bill will make it an offence to use wild animals in travelling circuses – through performance or exhibition. … Continue reading…