Two cats have died in the Caerphilly area after being poisoned, RSPCA Cymru has learned.

An appeal for information has been launched by the charity after the two cats – named Louie and Scoob – were put to sleep on veterinary advice, with symptoms consistent with poisoning.

The cats lived on Stanley Street in the Senghenydd area.

Both poisonings took place on separate days, with Louie put to sleep on 3 April, and Scoob five days later. A vet found … Continue reading…

Torfaen County Borough Council has become the latest Local Authority in Wales to implement a ban on the use of sky lanterns on their land.

After discussions with RSPCA Cymru, the Council has taken moves to ban the objects, which can have deadly consequences for animals and their welfare.

Torfaen are the 16th Council in Wales to take this action – meaning a complete ban across Wales’ Local Authority land is a step closer. Sky lanterns can be ingested by … Continue reading…

A cat found injured and alone on Saint Valentine’s Day has been reunited with his owner after they spent four and a half months apart, with RSPCA Cymru helping to deliver an amazing South Wales love story.

The cat, who it was later discovered is called Shadow, was reported to the RSPCA on Valentine’s Day, after he was seen staggering, in the Chepstow Road area of Newport.

Shadow had an injured left hind and an old wound on his chest, … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is urgently seeking to reunite a cat, found in the Merthyr area with a ruptured eye, with her family.

The tortoiseshell cat was first spotted by a members of the public in the Glasier Road area of the town, straying, in November 2016. Locals kept a look out for her, providing temporary care and food.

However, the condition of the cat – still straying – worsened significantly in the weeks which followed, with her eye appearing both bloody … Continue reading…

Only a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses can properly protect against welfare problems, say RSPCA Cymru.

The Welsh Government has announced the launch of a consultation in the New Year on a series of new proposals – including the introduction of a licensing scheme for circuses.

Regular transport, cramped housing, forced training and loud noises often prove an unavoidable reality for wild animals based within a circus setting. As such, RSPCA Cymru believes the only acceptable … Continue reading…