Restrictions on the keeping of primates as pets in Wales are now “closer than ever” – much to the delight of the RSPCA.  

It is estimated that around 120 monkeys are currently being kept as pets across the nation and RSPCA Cymru has long called for a ban. The charity has welcomed news that new conditions in the UK Government’s Kept Animals Bill, which will ban the keeping of pet monkeys except under licence, are now set to apply to … Continue reading…

Shoppers in Cwmbran are being urged to pick up a bargain, while helping local animals in need, as a branch of the RSPCA prepares for the official opening of its new store. 

The RSPCA Gwent Branch recently opened a new store in the Cwmbran Centre, and are now preparing for the official opening ceremony this Thursday (9 December).

Capital FM DJs Josh Andrews and Kally Davies will be special guests at the 11am opening -  and are set to cut … Continue reading…

The needs of animal-owning homeless people, and their pets, must be a key consideration in the Welsh Government’s strategy to end homelessnes.

That’s the call from RSPCA Cymru – as an action plan to end homelessness in Wales is published by Welsh Ministers.

The action plan does not presently reference animal welfare -  but, ahead of a difficult winter, the charity is urging the Welsh Government and local authorities to ensure that vulnerable individuals are not required to choose … Continue reading…