RSPCA Cymru has expressed disappointment at a report, prepared for Welsh Government, which recommends against the introduction of mandatory CCTV in Wales’ slaughterhouses.

The report, entitled ‘The Need for and Possible Implementation of a Workable System of CCTV in All Slaughterhouses in Wales‘, was written by a Task and Finish Group, looking into the safeguarding of animal welfare at slaughter.

It concluded that there is “not sufficient basis” to make the implementation of CCTV a mandatory requirement in … Continue reading…

Cat owners in Pontardawe have been urged to be cautious, following concerns of suspected cat poisoning incidents in the local area.

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a local resident – Muslimah Miah – recently lost her cat Lily, who was little over one-year-old. A toxicology report, from a local veterinary practice, confirmed the poisoning.

Miss Miah lost another cat to a poisoning 18 months ago, whilst a neighbour’s cat is also understood to have gone through the same … Continue reading…

A couple in Porth were left shocked after the pelt of a deer was found dumped in their back garden, with its presence a “complete mystery”.

RSPCA Cymru is urgently appealing for information as to how the deer’s skin was thrown into the South Wales garden, on High Street in Porth, fearing that it could be linked to wildlife crime.

The animal skin – with one piece measuring approximately one metre in length – was found on Saturday 17 December, … Continue reading…

A kitten was rescued by the RSPCA after being abandoned in a plastic box on a Dudley street – and then named Angel because of distinctive ‘wing’ markings on her body.

The five-month-old tabby kitten was found by a member of the public in Grazebrook Road on Tuesday evening (20 December). She was found shivering in the plastic box, which had been lined with a blanket.

RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer (AWO) Elaine Williams said that Angel was lucky to have … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after seven hamsters were dumped in a cage at the side of a residential street in Luton.

The Chinese hamsters were found by a member of the public in Milliners Way on Friday evening (16 December). An RSPCA officer took them to the charity’s Southridge Animal Centre, but one sadly died shortly afterwards as he was so poorly.

The remaining six have been named Rudolph, Blitzen, Prancer, Vixen, Dancer and Comet after Santa’s reindeers…. Continue reading…