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Egg-celent police work in Cardiff as chickens come home to roost

One police community support officer had to deal with some fowl-play today with some chickens in Cardiff.

Credit: South Wales Police

PCSO Pinnel came to the assistance of these free range birds on the streets of Roath and made them re-coop.

He said he now knew why they actually crossed the road, but we think he was yolking.


RSPCA in Wales see "worrying" rise in abandoments

RSPCA Cymru is renewing calls for pet owners to get their animals neutered or spayed after a "worrying" increase in the number of rescues completed so far this year in Wales

RSPCA in Bryn-Y-Maen have recently launched an appeal after cat numbers reached "worryingly high" levels. Credit: RSPCA Cymru

The animal charity say it's already rescued as many dogs this year (94) as it had done for the whole of 2015, which they call a "worrying trend".

They also say 70 animals were rescued in June this year following abandonment, compared to 48 at the same time last year.

The charity is advising anyone taking on a new pet to do their research and make sure the animal suits their lifestyle and that they can provide for it for the entirety of its life.

It also advises neutering pets to avoid unplanned pregnancies and unwanted litters.


World Egg Day: 'Adopt a hen'

Doreen, Doris and Delilah Credit: RSPCA Cymru

To celebrate World Egg Day, RSPCA Cymru is urging people to consider rehoming a friendly hen, from its Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre in Upper Colwyn Bay

It says Doreen, Doris and Delilah came into RSPCA care after being rescued from terrible conditions.But after lots of care by staff at RSPCA Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre, the girls are now thriving and ready to find a new home.

The friendly hens have grown in confidence since they’ve been in RSPCA care and follow staff around looking for treats. To find out more about rehoming them contact the centre on 0300 123 0745.

Lots of people dream of keeping hens, ducks and geese and collecting fresh eggs.

But before getting any feathered friends it’s really important to do your homework to find out what they need and to consider if you have the time, commitment and facilities to care for them.

For example, have you got a source of open water, like a pond or lake for a duck to swim on, do you mind hens scratching around in your flower beds?

There’s some great information on our website about keeping farm animals as pets and also how to apply to rehome them.

– Sian Phillips, poultry welfare specialist at the RSPCA

Pet dog dies in house fire

Fire crews could not save a pet dog who was trapped in a house fire in Roseheyworth, Abertillery.

Credit: South Wales Fire And Rescue

The fire service fought the ground floor blaze for two hours.

Dog reported to be trapped in house fire

A dog is reported to be stuck in a house fire in Roseheyworth, Abertillery.

Three fire engines are at the scene.

Credit: PA

Fire services from Abertillery and Brynmawr were called at 9.33 am this morning to tackle the blaze.

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