RSPCA Cymru has urged the Welsh Government to ensure a recent review into dog breeding leads to “meaningful change” to better protect dogs and puppies in Wales.

The comments come as the Welsh Government today (18 November) publishes their response to an expert Task and Finish Group published earlier this year by the Wales Animal Health and Welfare Framework Group.

RSPCA Cymru inputted into the review via its role as part of the Animal Welfare Network for Wales.

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RSPCA Cymru is bracing itself for the toughest Christmas yet as the charity fears the financial strain from the Coronavirus pandemic could mean a rise in pets being abandoned and neglected.

Last Christmas Day, across England and Wales, the RSPCA received more than 950 calls, the highest number since 2013 and it received 63,000 calls throughout December, or 2,000 a day, making it the busiest Christmas period for at least four years.

In Wales, the charity dealt with 4,171 incidents … Continue reading…

Rescue animals in Wales need you this ‘Rehome-ber’!

After a period of local lockdowns and a two-week firebreak – rehoming in RSPCA animal centres across Wales has faced a few challenges.

Local lockdowns meant rehoming was temporarily only allowed to those within the centre’s county – reducing the numbers of adoptees coming forward – and the firebreak saw the closure of RSPCA Newport Animal Centre and RSPCA Bryn Y Maen Animal Centre (Upper Colwyn Bay) to the public, where only … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the presentation of a report from a Member of the Senedd to the Welsh Government focussed on the importance of supporting homeless people with dogs to access safe accommodation.

Jack Sargeant, MS for Alyn and Deeside, has submitted the ‘Pet Friendly Paw-licy’ to the Welsh Government, following discussions with a host of animal welfare organisations and housing groups – including the RSPCA.

The new report highlights that pet ownership must not be a barrier to accessing … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has urged the Welsh Government to ensure any post-Brexit agricultural support scheme incentivises higher welfare standards on Wales’ farms.

The call comes as the animal welfare charity responds to the Welsh Government’s latest consultation on the future of farm support after the conclusion of the Implementation Period; the eleventh month period following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union where EU rules have largely continued to apply.

After 31 December, subsidy payments will no longer follow EU rules, … Continue reading…