RSPCA inspectors are helping with the evacuation of residents in St Asaphs and our swift water rescue response teams are attending incidents where livestock need help in Bangor on Dee and Holywell.

Residents in up to 500 properties in north Wales have been advised to leave their homes after the River Elwy broke its banks.

An emergency centre has been set up at a leisure centre in St Asaph after water levels overtopped flood defences.

Many of the residents have … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has published its first ever report into the welfare of dogs in Wales.

Dog Welfare Indicators Wales brings together a collection of indicators that provide a unique insight into the welfare of the
nation’s favourite pet. You can find it at

Highlights from the report include:

•       84% of the public in Wales support proposals to legislate on
dangerous dogs and irresponsible owners.
•       82% of the public in Wales support an annual compulsory dog
registration scheme…. Continue reading…

A  dog was found with her stomach and head covered in creosote and burned near the London Road cemetery in Smallford in between St Albans and Hatfield.


A passerby, who found the small female springer spaniel  still alive, took her to a nearby vet but she died from her burns shortly afterwards.

The spaniel, who was liver and white, had been bred from and was around four years old.


She was found at lunchtime on Tuesday 20 November…. Continue reading…

A powerful piece of new draft animal welfare legislation was launched for publication at the RSPCA’s Newport Animal Centre today (Friday 23 November). 

The draft Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill proposes key changes to the law governing out of control dogs so that action can be taken where dogs are deemed to be a threat to people or other animals anywhere in Wales including private property.

The focus will be on the behaviour of the dog, not the breed and Continue reading…

A ship loaded with sheep was forced to turn back in the English Channel yesterday (21 November) after leaving from Ramsgate in gale force winds (press release by Klare Kennett – RSPCA).


The Jolene, loaded with two lorries containing hundreds of sheep, sailed from Ramsgate port at 11am this morning – before it left one of the lorries had closed sides and could not be viewed by RSPCA inspectors but the other was open and a lame sheep was seen. Continue reading…