RSPCA Cymru has received more than 150 calls in the last five years related to concern for animals and fireworks.

Between 2013 and 2017, the charity recieved 152 calls from across Wales from members of the public concerned that fireworks could be having a damaging impact on animal welfare.

The animal welfare charity is now bracing itself for more calls about animals negatively impacted by the entertainment explosives, as Wales prepares to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night.

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A jackdaw which was rescued by the RSPCA was found to have been suffering for two weeks after being shot in his windpipe.

A member of the public contacted the animal welfare charity after spotting the bird struggling to fly in No Mans Heath, Cheshire.

An RSPCA officer collected the bird and as there were no obvious injuries, the bird was taken to the charity’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Nantwich.

Vet Teresa Vicens-Prohens x-rayed the bird and found a … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has issued a reminder to the public about the dangers of litter and debris to wildlife, after a badly-injured gull was found with wire entangled around their feet in Barry.

The charity’s officers were alerted after the bird was spotted injured and making no attempt to fly, on Tuesday (16 October). Wire was tied tightly around the feet of the bird, with one foot visibly hanging off.

An RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) has said the ordeal would … Continue reading…

Commenting on the launch of a consultation concerning the draft Wild Animals in Travelling CIrcuses (Wales) Bill, RSPCA senior scientific manager, specialising in captive wild animals, Dr Ros Clubb said:

“The launch of this consultation and draft bill marks the next step in what we hope will soon be a historic, outright ban on the use of wild animals in circuses in Wales.

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Powys Council staff welcomed an unusual visitor to their offices at Welshpool Youth Centre on Tuesday (11 September) – with a polecat soon rescued and released by RSPCA staff!

The animal welfare charity was contacted after the shock discovery was made at the Centre, on Howell Drive.

Fortunately, the polecat was in good health – and was safely confined within a room at the council building, before being rescued by an RSPCA officer.

RSPCA inspector Phil Lewis safely collected the … Continue reading…