RSPCA Cymru is reminding dog owners to make sure their pets are microchipped before a new law comes into place next month.

From 6 April – in just a few weeks time – it will be become a legal requirement for dogs to be microchipped in Wales and for the owners details to be kept up-to-date.

Compulsory microchipping will help to make it easier to identify the owners of those dogs that have strayed or are being mistreated, neglected, abandoned … Continue reading…

Two free microchipping sessions for dogs are to be held in Gwynedd.

RSPCA West Gwynedd Branch will be holding a session at Noddfa Cil Peblig, Caernarfon (LL55 2RS) from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 19 March and then a second event at St Joseph’s Hall, Ffordd Mela, Pwllheli (LL53 5AP) from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 9 April.

Both events will be using the RSPCA Aberconwy Branch Mobile Clinic, with a vet carrying out the microchipping.

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Dogs and your humans, get ready for the walk of the year – registrations for the BIG Walkies event in Cardiff open online today.

This year the RSPCA are joining paws with health and life insurers Vitality – and we are asking you and your dog to join us in the fresh air to stretch your legs and raise money to help our less fortunate dog pals.

On Sunday, 15 May this year the RSPCA’s biggest ever Big Walkies will … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after two terrapins were dumped near the River Tawe opposite the Liberty Stadium in Swansea.

 The two slider terrapins, Trachemys scripta, were found in a DIY insulated wicker basket which was secured by tape. The basket was found by two workmen yesterday (Thursday 3rd March).

RSPCA deputy chief inspector Julie Fadden said: “These two terrapins appear to have been completely abandoned.

“Sadly, terrapins are often dumped when they become too large or difficult to … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a cat’s leg was caught by a trap in Cefn Hengoed.

The RSPCA was contacted after the black cat was found at Cheriton Avenue with the trap still attached to his leg.

The owner was found and the two-year-old black cat – named Ronnie – was immediately taken to a veterinary surgery.

RSPCA inspector Sophie Daniels said: “His foot was massively swollen. Luckily he had no broken bones and had just bruising and … Continue reading…