RSPCA Cymru is pleased to announce the launch of the Community Animal Welfare Footprint (CAWF) awards scheme for 2015.

Established in 2008, CAWF is the only award scheme in England and Wales that recognises the commitment and achievement of Local Authorities, contingency planners and housing providers in improving and delivering animal welfare.

There are four award categories – stray dog provision, contingency planning, housing provision and animal welfare principles; with bronze, silver and gold standards for each.

Additionally, there are … Continue reading…

TWO seals have been released back into the wild off the Gower coastline.

The seals have been in RSPCA care for the past few months after they were rescued from Freshwater West in Pembrokeshire. They were initially collected by Terry Leadbetter from Welsh Marine Life Rescue and then passed onto the RSPCA.

Both seals were only around a week old when they came into RSPCA care. They both still had their juvenile white coats with various wounds and injuries including … Continue reading…

Microchip shows Maxine the way home – months later!

Cat returns to overjoyed owner


The RSPCA was delighted to reunite a cat with her owner on Tuesday (21 April) – four months after she went missing.


Maxine, a long-haired 15-year-old cat, was seen in Leeson Crescent in Barton Seagrave.  Residents had been feeding her occasionally but they became concerned as she was looking thin and her fur was very matted.


RSPCA inspector Polly Underwood attended and realised … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after two cats were apparently abandoned in an alleyway near a Penarth school.

The cats were found in a cat carrier near a school on Cornerswell Road in Penarth on Thursday 16 April. 

The cats are now in our care and RSPCA inspector Gemma Black has been trying to track down the owners.

“Although both cats were chipped, one wasn’t registered and the other doesn’t have up to date owner details,” she said.

“We … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after a swan was shot by a pellet gun in Wrexham.

The RSPCA was contacted by a member of the public who was concerned about the welfare of a swan at Stryt Las in Johnstown, Wrexham.

RSPCA officers attended the location several times to monitor the swan which appeared to be behaving normally.

However, following further visits the swan appeared to be deteriorating and officers carried out a boat rescue in order to catch … Continue reading…