Avoiding unnecessary single-use plastics this festive season could help ensure a kinder Christmas for animals, says RSPCA Cymru.

The call comes after new statistics show the RSPCA has received 26 calls from Wales about plastic-related incidents, up to 26 November this year. It follows 27 calls coming to RSPCA Cymru during 2017.

Call figures, however, are likely to be higher – as these only denote those calls where plastic was specifically referenced.

This year, issues have included a hybrid duck … Continue reading…

Dogs from across North East Wales have been invited to put their best paw forward, for a free-of-charge RSPCA branch Big Walkies event this weekend (Sunday 16 December).

The RSPCA’s Wrexham & Deeside branch has teamed-up with Barks Boot Camp to host the mass Wepre Park dog walk, in Connah’s Quay, Flintshire.

Registration is free and begins at 10am, before the dog walk starts at 10.30am. It is estimated that the walk will take between 45 minutes and one hour … Continue reading…

A lethargic Swansea gull has been rescued by the RSPCA after getting trapped between the city’s Metropole Chambers and a neighbouring bar.

RSPCA Cymru officers attended after the gull was spotted, unable to move in a gap approximately ten inches wide on Thursday (29 November), on Salubrious Passage in the South West Wales city.

The gap was at the second floor level of the two buildings, and the RSPCA needed to utilise ladders to access the gull. The rescue was … Continue reading…

A Swansea bulldog has been rescued from a tight squeeze by the RSPCA – after she got stuck between a rock and a hard place!

The animal welfare charity was contacted after the adventurous dog got trapped in a back garden, between a wall and fence, on Heol Cleddau in Waunarlwydd last Tuesday (20 November).

An RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) said Roxy – the bulldog – seemed “remarkably pleased with herself to have got into such a pickle!”

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The future of 137 animals has been safeguarded, after RSPCA Cymru took part in a multi-agency operation at a North Wales animal sanctuary on Tuesday (27 November), which saw a “Noah’s Ark” of animals removed from the site.

Pet, farm, exotic and wild animals were all taken from Capricorn Animal Rescue, in Padeswood, near Mold.

The intervention follows a Charity Commission statutory inquiry into Capricorn, following continued concerns about the sustainability and management of the charity.

Guy Hollander of Mazars … Continue reading…