More than 150 schools in Wales have signed up to be an RSPCA Compassionate Class.

The project which helps children to learn about animal welfare is being rolled out across England and Wales with the aim of reaching 3,000 schools a year within three years as part of the RSPCA’s groundbreaking programme Generation Kind.

Online resources will guide teachers on a variety of subjects from pets, farm animals and wildlife with interactive games and activities to encourage children to think … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed news that proposals by Cardiff Council to exclude dogs from marked sports pitches within the local authority area are “unlikely to proceed”.

Last month the council launched a consultation on a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for the city which included proposed new controls around dogs.

RSPCA Cymru submitted a consultation to the proposal, outlining its fears that a ban of dogs from marked sports pitches could risk demonising responsible owners and their pets.

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A jackdaw which was rescued by the RSPCA was found to have been suffering for two weeks after being shot in his windpipe.

A member of the public contacted the animal welfare charity after spotting the bird struggling to fly in No Mans Heath, Cheshire.

An RSPCA officer collected the bird and as there were no obvious injuries, the bird was taken to the charity’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Nantwich.

Vet Teresa Vicens-Prohens x-rayed the bird and found a … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a young sphynx cat was found in Newport.

The young tortie coloured cat – aged around three months – was found at Benson Avenue, Rogerstone, with the caller notifying the RSPCA with concerns of her welfare. 

The cat was taken to RSPCA Merthyr Tydfil veterinary clinic for a check up.

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Stephanie Davidson said: “We’re appealing for information to see if she has an owner out there. Sphynx cats … Continue reading…

RSPCA staff to take part in cattery sleepover to raise money for moggies this Halloween

The staff at RSPCA South Godstone Animal Centre in Surrey are taking part in a ‘spooky’ cattery sleepover to raise much-needed funds for the 61 cats currently in their care.

The sponsored sleepover will take place on Wednesday (24 October) with four members of staff camping out overnight in the main corridor area of the cattery alongside the cat pods.

 

The cattery has also … Continue reading…