Moves to protect animals in settings like falconry displays, mobile petting zoos and Christmas reindeer events have been backed by RSPCA Cymru.

The charity is urging the Welsh Government to proceed with new regulations, which would mean so-called Mobile Animal Exhibits (MAEs) would require a licence to operate, or need to formally register.

Plans are subject to a Welsh Government consultation – which would pave the way for MAEs needing to comply with key animal welfare standards – something warmly … Continue reading…

Guinea pigs ready for rehoming

Latest figures from the RSPCA show more than 300 guinea pigs have been abandoned so far this year which is triple the number dumped last year.

The RSPCA believes one of the major causes of guinea pigs being neglected is a misconception that they are easy to look after or that they can be a child’s first pet.

New statistics show that between January and the end of August this year there were 338 guinea pigs abandoned and rescued by … Continue reading…

Singer Peter Andre has joined forces with the RSPCA to encourage animal-lovers to walk 10,000 steps every day in October to raise money for the charity.

The dog-loving celebrity took part in a photo shoot at Stanmer Park, in Brighton, with rescue dogs William and Woody, to promote the charity’s My Big Walkies.

He said: “It’s important to remember how much happiness dogs bring to our lives. Sadly there are many dogs which are ill-treated every day and the RSPCA … Continue reading…

More than 140 Manx shearwaters have today been rescued from Newgale beach, after the seabirds were caught up in difficult weather conditions. 

It is thought there was a mass landing of the birds on the Pembrokeshire beach, following storms during the early hours of Monday (11 September).

The majority of the seabirds – some 134 – were rescued by the RSPCA, with ten thought to have been collected by other agencies. All 144 Manx shearwaters will now be taken into … Continue reading…

More public sector organisations than ever before have been recognised by RSPCA Cymru for their efforts to improve animal welfare, with the charity praising “swathes of good practice” across Wales.

Fifteen organisations have been recognised as part of RSPCA Cymru’s Community Animal Welfare Footprints (CAWF), winning a total of 18 awards. The scheme acknowledges good practice from local authorities, housing providers, contingency planners and other public bodies in relation to animal welfare.

RSPCA Cymru has lauded many public bodies in … Continue reading…