Christmas hasn’t always been one to remember for these two dogs – but this year is going to be a happy one for sure.

Bella, a two-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier cross and Ben, a two-year-old French Bulldog, were rescued by RSPCA inspectors after they had been living with no access to food, water or soft bedding shortly after the festive period.

Bella was found tied on a short tether to a stair lift at the foot of the stairs and … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has urged the Welsh Government to ensure animal welfare doesn’t “fall behind” in Wales – as proposals come forward in England to ban the keeping of primates as pets.

The UK Government on Saturday (12 December) launched an eight-week consultation into banning the keeping of primates as pets in England.

RSPCA Cymru has long opposed the practice – believing that meeting the needs of monkeys is essentially impossible to do in a household, domestic environment.

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A North Wales local authority has become the sixth council in Wales to pass an RSPCA-backed motion aiming to mitigate the risks posed by fireworks to animals.

Gwynedd Council debated the motion on Thursday (3 December) – including support for advertising public displays in advance, a public awareness campaign, and urging local suppliers to stock less noisy fireworks. The local authority’s Communities Scrutiny Committee will now consider what steps the local authority will take next to implement these measures.

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A patterdale terrier dog who was found with “horrendous” injuries potentially caused by badger baiting is seeking a new forever home after recovering in the care of the RSPCA.

Fig was found by members of the public after straying into a yard at Painscastle in Mid Wales on Wednesday 14 October.

He had gruesome injuries to his mouth, jaw and lips – which were consistent with badger baiting, prompting the RSPCA to begin enquiries and appeal to the public for … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed news of a joint consultation from the UK and Welsh Governments which proposes to ban the live export of animals from England and Wales.

The RSPCA has been calling to stop live exports for more than 50 years – and have labelled the news as a “landmark” moment for animal welfare.

Last year, over 6,000 live animals were transported abroad from the UK directly to be slaughtered – though this has fallen rapidly from the nearly … Continue reading…