We are calling on the government to make tighter checks at ports to stop international puppy traders abusing loopholes in the controls to bring in dogs to the UK.

Today we launched a report which reveals there has been a rise in the risk of diseases such as rabies and parvovirus entering the country following the relaxation of quarantine rules in 2012.

In Pushing at an open door – how the present UK controls on rabies are failing (PDF Continue reading…

Wednesday 5 March 2014

The Welsh Government’s statement confirming that it will be a compulsory requirement for all dogs to be microchipped as of 1 March 2015 has been welcomed by RSPCA Cymru.

Today’s announcement means that dog owners across the country now have 12 months to ensure their pets are microchipped to comply with the new regulations.

The RSPCA has led the campaign on this issue in Wales for decades, believing that compulsory microchipping will help to make it … Continue reading…


As we struggle to cope with the numbers of horses needing our help, two plucky equines are planning to set out with their owners on a 100 mile trek just to raise money for our Felledge Equine Centre.

Scotch, a miniature Shetland pony, and Barley, a donkey, will take their owners, Tiggy Bays-Griffiths and Chelsey Bailey, on the first sponsored trek of its kind around East Anglia.

The seven day challenge will begin in Needham Market and end at … Continue reading…


We have awarded medals to marines and firefighters for their role in the daring rescue of a pony from a clifftop.

Five Royal Marines and three members of the Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service were presented with gallantry medals for saving the pony which had tumbled 80 feet down a cliff in February last year 2013.

Rope rescue teams and two Royal Marine crafts swung into action when the wild Dartmoor pony was spotted on a precarious ledge over … Continue reading…