We and other wildlife charities have welcomed the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) swift action to ban ships across the world from discharging all forms of high viscosity polyisobutylene (PIB) into the sea during tank cleaning operations. PIB was the chemical responsible for the deaths of over 4,000 seabirds on the south west coast earlier this year.

The tragedy, the largest marine pollution incident of its kind in the region since Torrey Canyon, shocked thousands of people.

At a meeting … Continue reading…

Dog heavily matted and riddled with fleas and lice

21 October 2013

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a severely neglected Bichon Frise bitch was found wandering in Ferryside.

The animal was found by a member of the public on Sunday 20 October and taken to a veterinary surgery in Carmarthen. She was heavily matted and riddled with fleas and lice. Veterinary examination indicated that she had suffered as a result of the owner’s failure to address these conditions…. Continue reading…


We are horrified at new figures which reveal the pilot badger cull in Gloucestershire is even more of a farce than the one in Somerset.

It has been confirmed that the number of badgers shot during the pilot badger cull in Gloucestershire is only 30 per cent of the  target they were set. This is less than half the minimum 70 per cent target set by the government itself to make sure bovine TB in cattle is not spread … Continue reading…

Search handler Louise Holmes who set up the Lowland Search Dogs has been nominated for a Daily Mirror and RSPCA Animal Hero award in the lifetime achievement category.

Louise and her faithful search and rescue dog Brock had only been on the job two days when they made their first and most startling find – the body of ex-weapons inspector Dr David Kelly.

Since then Louise has helped police search for hundreds of missing persons but still recalls that first … Continue reading…

Body was wrapped in a green and white blanket

Wednesday 16 October 2013

RSPCA Cymru is investigating the suspicious death of a puppy whose body was found on a beach in Rhyl.

The light tan coloured Staffy cross puppy was found wrapped in a green and white patterned blanket by a member of the public on Saturday 5 October 2013 at the harbour end of the beach facing Butterton road.

After collecting the body, RSPCA inspector Tim Jones launched an … Continue reading…