RSPCA Cymru is “delighted” with how public bodies continued to prioritise animal welfare amid the Covid-19 pandemic – as the charity gives out 11 awards in Wales as part of its prestigious PawPrints scheme.

The charity has announced those public bodies recognised for going above and beyond statutory minimums in how they promote welfare – including in their approaches to dealing with stray dogs and planning for local emergencies.

PawPrints – formerly known as the Community Animal Welfare Footprints (CAWF) … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is “delighted” with how public bodies continued to prioritise animal welfare amid the Covid-19 pandemic – as the charity gives out 73 awards as part of its prestigious PawPrints scheme.

The charity has announced those public bodies recognised for going above and beyond statutory minimums in how they promote welfare – including in their approaches to dealing with stray dogs and planning for local emergencies.

PawPrints – formerly known as the Community Animal Welfare Footprints (CAWF) – was … Continue reading…

An appeal for information has been launched by the RSPCA after a cat was shot near Builth Wells.

Lily, an 18-month old tabby cat, was found by her owners on the morning of 13 September in her bed at Church Cottage, Aberedw with injuries caused by two air gun pellets.

Vets confirmed the cat had been shot by an air weapon – and sadly the extent of her injuries meant her front right leg had to be amputated.

Anyone who … Continue reading…

Dog rehoming soared during lockdown as families spending more time at home due to the pandemic and home-working sought the companionship of a four-legged friend.

New figures, released today (11 October) by the RSPCA, reveal that 4,877 dogs were rehomed in 2020, despite the Coronavirus pandemic and lockdown. In Herefordshire & Worcestershire, the RSPCA rehomed 50 dogs in 2020.

RSPCA dog welfare expert Dr Samantha Gaines said: “At the beginning of lockdown we were concerned about how difficult it might … Continue reading…

A cat has been shot in the Hengoed area with an air weapon – prompting RSPCA Cymru to launch an appeal for information. 

Owners of the three-year-old white and tortoiseshell cat found her on 1 October at their Gelligaer home with injuries to the right side of her abdomen.

Vets later confirmed the cat had been shot and found a metal pellet in her body – but, thankfully, the cat only required pain medication and has been recovering well from … Continue reading…