RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the Welsh Government’s opposition to any free trade agreement (FTA) between the United Kingdom and Australia undermining the nation’s animal welfare standards.

On Tuesday (18 May), the Welsh Government’s economy minister Vaughan Gething, and rural affairs minister Lesley Griffiths both warned against any upcoming FTA creating an unlevel playing field, or compromising Wales’ animal health and welfare standards.

The intervention from the Welsh Government ministers follows media reports which suggest the UK Government and Australia could … Continue reading…

A new book about a loveable rescue dog from South Wales is raising vital funds for animals in need.

‘Stevie the Wander Dog’ – whose long, eventful life saw him become a school wellbeing dog, a mountain leader and even an actor – is the star of the book written by South Wales’ Hayley Jones.

A donation from every book sold is being made to the RSPCA’s Llys Nini branch, which runs an animal centre in the Penllergaer area of … Continue reading…

A North Wales-based RSPCA branch increased the numbers of animals it helped by more than 27 percent last year, as they delivered a lifeline to animals across the region amid the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic.

The RSPCA’s Clwyd & Colwyn Branch, which runs a Rhyl-based clinic on Vaughan Street, received more than 28,000 calls for assistance during 2020. They delivered frontline support to 3,464 animals, an increase of 27.5 percent compared with the 2,716 animals they assisted the previous year.

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The cat was having great difficulty moving, had a nasty leg wound and blood all over her back. Sadly, vets found a bullet from an air weapon in Sasha’s leg.

Vets amputated the leg in surgery – but tragically, following the trauma of the shooting, Sasha died three days later of heart failure.

An appeal to the local community has now been launched to come forward with any detail about this sad incident. Anyone who may know who shot Sasha … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has launched an appeal for information after a cat was shot with an air weapon in the Willenhall area.

Officers from the charity were alerted after Molly returned back to her home, off of Stroud Avenue, in a very bad way on Friday 16 April.

Molly’s owner returned from work to find her very still, but screaming in pain when touched. There was a huge lump on her ear; and sadly, local vets found that the feline had … Continue reading…