More than 3,000 cats have been neutered and microchipped across Wales as part of a new scheme.

The Wales Cat Neutering and Microchipping Project is being run in partnership by RSPCA Cymru and Cats Protection and aims to encourage cat owners to neuter and microchip their pets.

So far just over 3,000 cats have benefited from the scheme.

More than 140 vets across Wales have signed up to the scheme, which is available to cat owners who are in receipt … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for a dog-lover to rehome a pup who had his leg amputated after being neglected by his previous owners.

Ralph, an eleven-month-old Staffordshire bull terrier cross, was rescued from a house in Sutton-in-Ashfield by an RSPCA inspector in February this year. He had a fractured left back leg, three broken ribs and a fractured pelvis which had gone untreated for at least 10 days. It is not known for certain how he sustained the injuries.

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The RSPCA has released a new report which exposes the ineffectiveness, flaws and negative impact of the breed specific law.

This week marks 25 years since the introduction of the Dangerous Dogs Act (DDA) 1991 which applies breed­-specific legislation – BSL­ – via section 1. The RSPCA is now calling for a UK Government inquiry into its effectiveness.

This week they have released a report­ – Breed Specific Legislation: A Dog’s Dinner. This shows the weaknesses in breed specific legislation … Continue reading…

A gull had to be rescued after falling into vat of cold Tandoori curry and being turned bright orange.

The gull was partially coated ‘half-and-half’ in sauce after falling into the vat in the Newport area on Tuesday, 2 August. The liquid was cold waste.

RSPCA animal welfare officer (AWO) Sian Burton said: “We get many calls about injured gulls – especially at this time of year – but this one that was a bit more unusual than the norm!… Continue reading…

The RSPCA is investigating after a pet owner found her two rabbits with badly broken legs.

The devastated owner took the rabbits straight to the vet after the horrifying discovery at her home in Coppice Side, Swadlincote, on Sunday, 17 July. The vet then contacted the RSPCA as they believed that the injuries had been deliberate.

Sadly, both of the rabbits – named Storm and Coco – were so seriously injured that the decision was made to put them to … Continue reading…