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…

Two blackbirds have been returned to the wild after being rescued in Cardigan.   

RSPCA officers were alerted after the duo were found as fledglings in their nest in a recycling skip without parent birds. It was unclear where the nest had originally been built.

A member of the public had taken the blackbirds to Tinker’s Hill Bird of Prey & Swan Rescue Centre, before they came into the care of the RSPCA.

Fortunately, there were no welfare concerns with the … Continue reading…

An RSPCA appeal for information has been launched after three crows are believed to have been shot dead in Aberdare.

 The animal welfare charity was alerted after a member of the public found the crows – over two days – in a lane on East Avenue, behind a local funeral parlour last Wednesday (1 July) and Thursday (2 July).

One of the birds was found with blood pouring from the side of his head – while two others were also … Continue reading…

A swan had an unwanted trip to soft play – after getting a discarded foam play square stuck around her neck on Wednesday (July 1).

RSPCA Cymru raced to the aid of the swan, after her plight was spotted by a member of the public at a lake near Rhydwen Close in Rhyl.

Fortunately, the swan was uninjured and the foam could be safely removed and the bird immediately returned to the wild.

However, the swan was in “urgent need … Continue reading…

An otter has been returned to the Swansea Valley following a lengthy period of rehabilitation in the care of the RSPCA Stapeley Grange in Nantwich, Cheshire.  

The otter had spent some seven weeks in the care of the animal welfare charity after being found in a worrying state of weakness – she was wobbly on her feet, malnourished, and in urgent need of assistance.

A member of the public had spotted the injured otter on Wednesday 6 May, and contacted … Continue reading…