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An RSPCA Cymru staff member locked himself in a hot car to experience the dangers dogs face when left in vehicles in warmer conditions.RSPCA media relations officer Chris O’Brien spent just over 26 minutes locked in a stationary last Friday (29 June) – and the temperature sky-rocketed from 23.3°C to more than 57°C degrees.The video […]

As temperatures continue to soar across Wales, RSPCA Cymru has received a further 51 calls over the previous three days about members of the public concerned about animals kept in hot environments. Throughout England and Wales, the total number of calls to the RSPCA amounted to 562 – with the clear majority understood to relate […]

As the Met Office issues severe weather warnings, the RSPCA is urging people to ensure their animals are safe and warm. RSPCA Cymru Superintendent Martyn Hubbard said: “The RSPCA is releasing advice to ensure animals and wildlife stay safe during the cold spell. As parts of the country are experiencing snowfall, it’s important to remember […]

29th November 2017

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a cat was dumped in a pet carrier in a layby on the A470 road near Caerphilly. A driver travelling north on the A470 from Cardiff to Merthyr witnessed a man wearing a blue coat and jeans get out a white Fiesta type car and dump a pet […]

RSPCA Cymru is braced for thousands of calls this festive season as it launches its Kindness at Christmas Appeal to help care for abused, neglected and sick animals. During December last year and January (2017), 5,932 incidents were reported to the RSPCA in Wales with 141 of those happening across Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and […]

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 […]

A warning has been issued about the dangers sky lanterns pose to animals as Wales prepares to mark Halloween.Sky, or ‘Chinese’, lanterns,  can be a popular part of the Halloween celebrations – but RSPCA Cymru has reminded the public that they can be “fatal to animals”.The devices – which are lifted into the air via […]

RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information, following the death of a Church Village cat in suspicious circumstances. The charity was alerted after a three-year old cat, named Vig, sadly passed away suddenly last Friday evening (15 September), having been seen vomiting. He was showing no ill effects before the incident. It is feared […]

A warning has been issued to dog owners in the Hawthorn area of Pontypridd, following reports to the RSPCA that meat with unidentified tablets was left out on a main road. The charity was alerted after the meat – comprising of chicken and sausages – were spotted by a member of the public on Cardiff […]

Seven newborn kittens have been found dumped “heartlessly” in a carrier bag in Abercynon. RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information, after the shocking discovery was made by a member of the public on Wednesday (16 August). Two of the seven kittens were found dead, while another – initially seen to be gasping – […]

RSPCA Cymru received 133 calls in June regarding animals in hot environments in Wales, and is bracing itself for a busy July as temperatures continue to soar across the country. The new figures suggest that, in Wales, the RSPCA receives more than one call on the issue every five and a half hours. Across England […]

12th June 2017

RSPCA Cymru rescued 7,642 animals across Wales in 2016, new figures show as the charity celebrates ‘RSPCA Week’ (12 – 18 of June). More animals were collected and rescued by the RSPCA in Wales in 2016 than during the previous year, while new statistics also show the RSPCA’s success in utilising non-statutory welfare and improvement […]