RSPCA Cymru has given a warm welcome to a new Welsh Government announcement which could lead to “significant progress” in enhancing animal welfare standards across the country.

In a wide-ranging statement, Lesley Griffiths, the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs this afternoon (June 19) outlined her future plans for companion animal welfare in the National Assembly for Wales.

The Welsh Government confirmed it will work the Animal Welfare Network for Wales to explore whether the introduction of Codes … Continue reading…

Could you be a foster carer for a rescue cat or dog?

RSPCA Newport Animal Centre has launched an urgent appeal for cat and dog foster carers for some of the animals in their care who are not quite ready for rehoming.

The centre at any one time cares for more than 100 animals and in 2017 staff rehomed 91 dogs, 218 cats, 43 rabbits and 48 other small animals.

Deputy centre manager Kath Logan said: “Foster carers do hugely … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is issuing a warning about the dangers of netting to wildlife after a terrified buck became entangled in some which had been left discarded.

 

A member of the public spotted the “distressed” deer with his head and antlers in a twisted tangle of plastic netting at the side of Castle Bytham Road in Swayfield, Lincolnshire, on Wednesday.

 

RSPCA Inspector Andy Bostock rushed to the scene to help the terrified animal which was running around in circles … Continue reading…

An RSPCA inspector has expressed her “shock and dismay” after a young female kitten was left alone and abandoned in a zipped-up handbag down a Cardiff lane.

She was found in the bag by a member of the public, near their home on Albany Road, at approximately 4pm last Wednesday (6 June).

It was clear an attempt had been made to trap the kitten within the handbag, as the zip was completely done up aside from a very small gap…. Continue reading…

An RSPCA appeal for information has been launched amid fears a gull was deliberately shot with an air rifle in Penarth.

The animal welfare charity was contacted after a resident of Summerland Crescent in Llandough heard three large bangs, before watching a gull fall into her back garden.

It is unclear whether the bird was shot in mid-flight, or while perched in the Llandough back garden. The incident took place on Sunday (June 10).

The gull was left with an … Continue reading…