RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the launch of revised Codes of Practices for equines and dogs.

The codes – which have been launched by the Welsh Government – were re-drafted by members of The Animal Welfare Network for Wales (AWNW) – the sector council for animals in Wales since 2006 – which the RSPCA is the founding member of.

Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006, the Welsh Government can publish a range of codes relating to animal welfare to ensure that … Continue reading…

Get your tickets now for a special Christmas concert in Caldicot!

RSPCA Gwent Branch is holding a festive evening full of fun and laughs at the Choir Hall in Caldicot on Saturday 8 December. Compere for the festive evening will be Radio Wales’ Chris Needs and music will be provided by the Severn Tunnel Brass Band, and guitarist Chris Moreton.

The evening, which will include a raffle, Christmas carols and Welsh humour, will run from 7pm to 9.30pm. The bar … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a number of dead swans have been found at the Aldenham Reservoir, run by Aldenham Angling Club in Elstree, Borehamwood.

Inspector Callum Isitt is appealing for information after a number of swans have been found dead at the location over a six-week period.

Some of the dead swans have been found decapitated, and others without any obvious signs of injuries.

While in many instances decapitated birds can be a result of predation by … Continue reading…

ThA is reminding people about the dangers of litter after a hedgehog had to be rescued when she got her head stuck tight in a smashed glass bottle.

A member of the public contacted the animal welfare charity after spotting the hedgehog struggling in Lambe Close, Snodland, Kent.

Inspector David Grant collected the hedgehog, who had the top of a smashed bottle wedged tightly round her head. He managed to safely free the hog before taking her to the RSPCA’s … Continue reading…

An injured swan has been helped by the RSPCA, following a dramatic port rescue in Barry.

The animal welfare charity was contacted by Associated British Ports’ Barry Marine team, after the swan was spotted in the dock at Atlantic Way, with fishing lure attached to the wing.

Staff working on the ‘Peter the Great Boat’ at the port had been monitoring the troubled swan for some while.

The bird had been visiting the engine-less boat – which was dredging in … Continue reading…