RSPCA Cymru is calling on its supporters to urge the Welsh Government to introduce a long-awaited ban on the use of wild animals in circuses.

The animal welfare charity has long pushed for a complete ban on the use of wild animals in circuses. The power to introduce a ban lies with the National Assembly for Wales.

The complex needs of wild animals can never be adequately met in a circus environment and regular transport, cramped and bare temporary housing, … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a dead dog was found near Nannerch in Flintshire.

The sad discovery was made by a member of the public at Llangwyfan forest, who notified the RSPCA. The dog was found in a red chequered plastic bag wrapped in a blanket.

RSPCA inspectors Fred Armstrong and Rachael Davies attended the location to find the dead boxer crossbreed brindle dog, which was wearing a black collar.

Inspector Armstrong said: “This dog … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA has rescued a cat that was impaled on some barbed wire in the Gwendraeth Valley.

A member of the public called the RSPCA after they discovered the cat stuck on some barbed wire with an injured leg in a field at Mynyddygarreg.

RSPCA inspector Julie Fadden said it looked like the cat’s coat got snagged and then her leg was pierced by the wire.

“The cat was impaled by her long fur and leg on some barbed wire,” … Continue reading…

Three RSPCA officers from the north of England have been recognised for their dedication to animal welfare at a prestigious awards ceremony.


Inspectors Jennie Ronksley and Inspector Will Lamping have both been given the Anderson-Plumbe Award by RSPCA Council.


The inspectors are two of the three who have been rewarded for showing special merit and intelligence in carrying out their duties.


They received their prizes at the RSPCA Honours ceremony at The Law Society, in London, on … Continue reading…

The RSPCA will be working closely with Hampshire police and other local agencies this year to protect the welfare of animals at the annual Gypsy and Traveller horse fair in Wickham this Wednesday (20 May).

A strong team of specialist RSPCA equine officers will be attending the event along with police officers and a vet from Redwings Horse Sanctuary. The dedicated team will be there to monitor and protect the animals present at the fair but will also be on … Continue reading…