RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the commitments made by the Welsh Government in the new Wales Animal Health and Welfare Framework Implementation plan for 2015/2016.

The framework released by the Welsh Government today [17 July] sets out their plans for continuing and lasting improvements in standards of animal health and welfare for kept animals whilst also helping to protect public health and making a contribution to the economy and the environment.

The report includes animal welfare commitments across a whole range … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a terrapin was found in a residential area in Neath.

A member of the public contacted the RSPCA after the terrapin – a yellow bellied slider – was found on a driveway at The Pines, Cilfrew yesterday [16 July].

RSPCA inspector Nic de Celis said: “We are appealing for information to try and track down an owner.

“The terrapin has been taken to an exotics specialist while we try and find out where … Continue reading…

​​RSPCA Cymru is calling upon the six major political parties in Wales to ensure animal welfare is high on the agenda ahead of the 2016 Assembly elections.

The charity has produced a detailed ‘manifesto’ which includes a list of key animal welfare issues for Wales’ political parties to consider as they prepare to spell out to the people of Wales their plans for the country beyond 2016.

It was on 3 March 2011 when animal welfare officially became a matter … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for the owner of a one-eyed pony found in Torfaen to come forward.

A member of the public contacted the RSPCA after the little Shetland type pony was found off the main road in Varteg.

RSPCA animal welfare officer Sian Burton said: “This pony is in a good condition so we think he is owned by someone.

“He has his right eye missing – which is most probably an old injury – although it is weeping … Continue reading…

A COLLAPSED foal – separated from her mother – has been found in Swansea. 

RSPCA inspector Holly Brown was called to Clyne after a member of the public found the young foal outside their home on Thursday [9 July].

Inspector Brown said: “The foal had diarrhoea, was very small and there was no sign of her mother. She was probably only around a week old.

“The foal was alert but quite flat. I syringed water into her and she soon … Continue reading…