RSPCA Cymru has re-iterated advice around keeping animals safe during fireworks, as Bonfire Night draws closer.

Many animals – of all shapes and sizes – find fireworks frightening, and estimates suggest 45 per cent of the UK’s dogs show signs of fear and distress by the loud noises fireworks emit.

The reminder follows previous advice issued by the RSPCA, around fireworks during the Diwali celebrations, and the release of sky lanterns at Halloween.

In 2016, the animal welfare charity received … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru teamed-up with firefighters from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service to save a distressed cat stuck on a Llanelli roof.

A resident of an adjacent care home spotted the cat atop the roof of a Clos Glanmor bungalow in the town.

The black and white domestic shorthair was stuck on the roof overnight between Wednesday 18, and Thursday 19 October – and, by the next morning, appeared lethargic, and upset.

RSPCA Cymru was notified on the … Continue reading…

A search is underway for the owner of a lost cat in Cardiff, who was found with microchip details registered over 2,000 miles away in Cyprus.

The ginger and white cat was spotted by a member of the public in the Butetown / Cardiff Bay area of the city on 15 October.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after it became apparent that the cat – who was snuffling and sneezing – appeared not to have a home to go to.

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RSPCA Cymru’s very own cuddly bear has helped out at the Merthyr veterinary clinic, as part of celebrations marking Build-a-Bear Workshop’s 20th birthday.

The bear has been travelling to RSPCA centres and clinics across England and Wales meeting some special animals along the way, as a thank you to the toy company for their on-going support.

A visit to the RSPCA’s Merthyr Clinic was included on the bear’s tour, where she donned a Wales football jersey and helped staff check … Continue reading…

RSPCA Bryn-Y-Maen Centre is seeking volunteers to support animal welfare by becoming foster carers.

The centre, based in Upper Colwyn Bay, is seeking individuals who could offer suitable, temporary homes to any of their animals and – in particular – puppies and small breed dogs.

Bryn-Y-Maen rehomed 453 animals in 2016, and foster carers often play a vital role in the rehabilitation process for animals rescued from cruelty and neglect.

RSPCA foster carers provide support to many different animals – … Continue reading…