The Principality Cardiff Half Marathon has grown into one of the largest and most exciting road races in Europe. It is Wales’ largest mass-participation and multi-charity fundraising event and the second largest half in the UK. Its flat, fast course passes all the city’s most breath-taking scenery and iconic landmarks including Cardiff Castle, the Principality Stadium, Civic Centre and stunning Cardiff Bay. Thousands of spectators turn out to cheer on the runners in a city renowned for its sporting passion.
The Cotswolds Dogs and Cats Home is a rescue and rehoming centre run by an independent branch of the RSPCA. All of our funding comes from the support of our local community and is run by a dedicated team of staff and volunteers.
Each year we rehome hundreds of the county's most vulnerable animals, many of whom have been mistreated, abandoned, and are in ill health. Once in our care, the team works closely to rehabilitate the animals, ready to find their new forever homes. We are proud to have a non-destruction policy and keep the animals in our care until they have found the right family.
All animals are neutered, vaccinated and treated for fleas, ticks and worms. Those suffering with further health problems will be treated with us, sometimes costing our charity thousands of pounds each year.
We also run various programmes to give back to our local community, including our low-cost vet clinics, pet food banks and pet retreat scheme.