|CANTON SHOP OPENS THIS WEEK!|
Our latest shop at 90 Cowbridge Road, East, Canton opens on Wednesday, 15 May!
Our charity shops help us raise the funds needed to help local animals in need. Please come and support us!RSPCA Cardiff & District Branch
90 Cowbridge Road East
Tel: 02920 726794
(for donation of goods/collections/house clearance enquiries)
|HEAVY DUTY SAFE REQUIRED|
We are currently looking for a heavy duty, floor bolted safe.
If you have one you'd like to donate, please contact us!
Tel: 029 20521177
At this time of year, we receive many calls from members of the public concerned about baby animals. There's lots of advice on the National Society's website which you may find useful:
Many thanks to all volunteers that have helped us during RSPCA week - and to all supporters that have donated money and pet food.
Many thanks, also, to Tesco stores for allowing us to collect there.
If you didn't have chance to visit us at Tescos this week but would like to help, you can now make a donation via your mobile phone.
To donate £5 by phone, text ..... PETS15 £5 .... to 70070 ... or see our DONATE page for more ways you can make a donation now and help us help local animals in need.
Diolch yn fawr - thank you!
|HORSE CRISIS IN WALES|
There is a growing horse crisis in Wales. RSPCA is 600 per cent OVER capacity with more cases every day.
Email the Welsh Government now!
Just a reminder that we can collect all types of furniture and electrical equipment, as well as clothing and bric-a-brac - but did you know that we are also able to undertake full (or partial) house clearances in the South East Wales area?
|BADGER VACCINATION ON TRACK|
RSPCA CALLS ON DEFRA TO FOLLOW WALES AND SCRAP BADGER CULL PLANS
|PRIVATE PROSECUTIONS DEBATE|
Please email your MP and urge them to show their support for RSPCA prosecutions against animal abuse:
|THE IMPORTANCE OF MICROCHIPPING!|
This story reminds us how important it is to have your pet microchipped. Poor little Yorkshire Terrier 'Tosh' was stolen, then dumped in a plastic bag. This lovely old dog has now been returned to his owners, thanks to his microchip. Read more here:
Call us to book your pet in to be microchipped at a reduced cost:
Tel: 029 20521177
|PUPPIES DUMPED FROM MOVING CAR|
The National Society are appealing for information after two young puppies were thrown from a moving Land Rover.
The incident took place at around 3pm on New Year’s Eve, on the New Pass Road near Tonteg in Pontypridd, South Wales.
The surviving puppy is a male tri-coloured Jack Russell with a black spot on his tail. He is thought to be around eight to ten weeks old and is now in our care.
After veterinary treatment the puppy is well and will be available for rehoming soon.
Can you help?
There is no CCTV on the New Pass Road, and we are urging anyone with information to contact us, in confidence, on the inspectorate appeal line - 0300 123 8018.
Some good news for the little surviving pup ...
...he's found a lovely new home!
Many thanks to everyone for your concern and interest in him.
|GOODS NEEDED FOR SHOPS!|
We are desperate for goods for our new charity shops. If you can donate furniture (large and small), clothes, books, electricals, toys or bric-a-brac, please call us.
Goods can be left at our shops, or at our Whitchurch office - and we can, of course, collect large items or large quantities.
Your unwanted goods can help us raise the funds needed to help more local animals in need.
Tel: 029 20521177
Thousands of pets are lost every year and many are never reunited with their owners. The Petlog microchipping scheme provides a fast, fool-proof means of identifying your animal wherever it is found.
A microchipping clinic is now held at our Whitchurch Office every Friday
(by appointment only)
If you have a dog or cat that is not yet microchipped, please take advantage of our reduced rate - which is currently just £15 per animal!
|SHOP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!|
We urgently need volunteers for new City Centre shops opening shortly.
Please contact us for an application form if you can offer a few hours per week - or more - as a volunteer shop assistant or to help with administration.
|OFFICIAL SHOP OPENING|
A big THANK YOU to Iolo Williams who officially opened our Albany Road shop this week. We explained to him how crucial our shops are in helping to raise the funds required to help local animals in need. Iolo said he is a big supporter of the RSPCA and happy to help. He praised our wonderful volunteers and stayed on to talk to staff, volunteers and customers alike. It was a very important day for us and we are so grateful to him.
Diolch yn fawr iawn Iolo!
Iolo cutting the ribbon!
And with staff and Trustees ...
.....................And this is Iolo with Lydia, who's the daughter of one of our volunteer fosterers, Mel. You may remember their lovely dog Percy, who came into us as one of the 'Thomas and Friends' railway pups last year? Percy was so loveable they adopted him into the family! And look at him now!
If you were unable to join us, you can now watch the video:
|THANK YOU TO TESCO!|
Annie is the RSPCA National Society's online virtual assistant who is on hand 24 hours a day to help you find the information and advice you're looking for.
|WHAT BUGS A BUNNY?|
Our new rabbit welfare campaign has begun:
What Bugs a Bunny?
So what’s the answer – and why are we asking?
To read more about our campaign and for advice on how to care for your bunny, please visit the National Society's website:
|URGENT APPEAL FOR CAT FOOD|
CAN YOU DONATE CAT FOOD?
With kitten season upon us again, we URGENTLY need donations of cat and kitten food.
If you have any unopened tins, pouches or dried food that you no longer need - or perhaps if you could pop an extra tin in your shopping basket now and then - we'd be really grateful for them.
Food can be dropped at our Whitchurch office - or at our shop in Roath - or we can, of course, collect larger quantities.
Many, many thanks!
Tel: 029 20521177
|DOG FOSTER HOMES NEEDED|
WE ARE URGENTLY LOOKING FOR FOSTER HOMES FOR DOGS - WHERE THERE ARE NO OTHER ANIMALS AT THE PROPERTY.
IF YOU CAN HELP PLEASE CONTACT US ON 02920 521177.
|RABBIT RUN NEEDED|
We are desperately in need of RABBIT RUNS. If you have a run that is in reasonably good condition some of our lovely rabbits would really appreciate it!
Please call us on 02920 521177 and we can collect it.
|FOSTERER GOES THAT EXTRA MILE TO HELP ANIMALS!|
Kirsty Wilson of Heath, Cardiff is a valued member of our foster team here at the Branch.
This weekend she ran (and completed!) the Cardiff Half Marathon in aid of the RSPCA. Kirsty finished in 1hr 53mins - well done Kirsty! She raised in the region of £200 which will help lots of animals in need.
Kirsty has been in training for the half marathon for quite a few months - and for a lot of that time she has had a running companion in the form of 4 legged friend, Bill, an RSPCA foster dog (who, thanks to Kirsty and her family, has now found his forever home with new mum Erika).
A huge thank you to Kirsty for her continued support to us here at the RSPCA. Without the help and support of volunteers like Kirsty and her family, we would not be able to help as many local animals in need.
NB The Branch is always grateful for funds raised by sponsored events - contact us for ideas!
|CHARITY SHOP VOLUNTEERS|
We are currently looking for reliable, friendly
volunteers to help us at our
charity shops in Roath, Canton and
the City Centre
We are open 7 days a week and various shifts are available.
Please call in for a chat if you
would like to join our happy team.
for further information and an application pack:
|COULD YOU BE A FOSTERER?|
We desperately need foster homes for some of our animals.
Fostering is a rewarding way in which to volunteer for the RSPCA. Fosterers save us money on expensive private boarding and, more importantly, they help socialise our animals until new, permanent homes are found.
We are always happy to hear from fosterers for all species of animals, but particularly need help with dogs and adult cats at the moment.
Please call us if you think you can help - we'd love to hear from you!
Tel: 029 20521177
|GET TO KNOW A STAFFY CAMPAIGN|
Take a look at the RSPCAs 'Get to know a Staffy' Campaign:
|ANY OLD TOWELS??|
We desperately need towels for our animals - clean, but in any condition. If you have any old spares, please drop them in to the office - or call us and we'll collect.
DOG FOSTERERS URGENTLY NEEDED
We provide everything that the dog needs. All we ask is that you treat them as your own pet until a permanent home is found. The dogs may need a foster home for anything from a few days up to a few months.
Contact us on 029 2020521177
|DOG / BABY GATES|
If you have a dog or baby gate you are able to donate,
please let us know! Thank you!
Tel: 029 20521177
|HELP SAVE OUR BADGERS!|
Please check out the RSPCA campaign against the Welsh Assembly's decision to cull badgers in Wales:
|SOMETHING YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO??|
An opportunity to make a parachute jump FOR FREE!
|HELP WITH VET BILLS|
If you have a low income and are in receipt of benefits you may be eligible for help towards emergency veterinary bills
|YOUR LOCAL RSPCA NEEDS YOU!|
RSPCA Cardiff & District Branch
74 Merthyr Road
CARDIFF. CF14 1DJ
Tel. 029 20521177