Concern for welfare of animals as DEFRA reveals imports from five countries with large puppy farming operations are up 75%

The RSPCA has called for Westminster Government to tackle the illegal trade in puppies after new figures revealed an increase in the number of dogs being imported into the UK from EU countries.

DEFRA announced on Thursday (21 January) the number of dogs trafficked into the country for commercial and noncommercial reasons in 2015. And the statistics reveal that imports … Continue reading…

Two ewes trapped on a rocky beach have been rescued by the RSPCA.

The ewes had been trapped for several days on the rocky beach near Penally, Tenby. They had no food and were unable to get themselves back up the cliff and off the beach..

The rescue team involved RSPCA animal welfare officer (AWO) Andrew Harris and RSPCA inspectors Gemma Cooper, Nic de Celis and Nigel Duguid.

“We abseiled down the cliff to the beach where the ewes had … Continue reading…

A dog cared for by the RSPCA now looks a million miles away from his former self – when he suffered from sores and a severe skin condition.

Poor Zeus, a Dogue de Bordeaux, was found in the Newport area in a horrific state of health. He was then brought into RSPCA care by inspector Emma Smith – covered in sores, suffering with a severe skin condition, and bleeding.

Following a lot of love and care, Zeus has come on … Continue reading…

TWO adorable young rabbits are looking for a forever home.

Tristan and Faye – who are both just around one year-old – have sadly been in RSPCA care for far too much of their lives. They are two of RSPCA’s Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre’s long-stay animals.

Animal centre supervisor Chris Butler said: “We have some beautiful rabbits in our care at the moment which we hope all find their forever homes soon.

“Tristan and Faye were both brought into RSPCA care … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot in the eye in Nottinghamshire.

Mittens, a three-year-old grey and black male tabby, was found by his owner Linda Miran with an eye injury last Monday morning.

Linda, thinking Mittens had been in a fight or had conjunctivitis, took him to the vets, where a pellet was discovered in his bottom eyelid.

Linda, of Inham Road, Chilwell, said: “I let Mittens out on Sunday evening, and on Monday morning … Continue reading…