As the cost of living crisis continues to bite for the nation’s pet owners, the RSPCA is inviting applications for an awards scheme recognising those public bodies going above and beyond to help.

The RSPCA PawPrints scheme recognises local authorities, housing providers and other public bodies who deliver higher animal welfare standards – celebrating “sometimes underappreciated”  services that often offer a lifeline for animals and their owners.

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The RSPCA has welcomed plans from the UK Government to pass a law banning blanket bans on the keeping of pets in private rented accommodation in England.

In proposals contained within a new White Paper, A Fairer Private Rented Sector, the UK Government commits to legislation “to ensure landlords do not unreasonably withhold consent when a tenant requests to have a pet in their home, with the tenant able to challenge a decision”.

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RSPCA Cymru is warning pet owners in the Welshpool area to be vigilant after a cat was shot in the head with an air gun.

The concerning incident took place on or around Friday 27 May when the cat – Toffee – didn’t return to his Cyfronydd home. He later arrived home on Sunday 29 May at 8am with a horrifying wound.

A pellet was found in his head and another scratch by pellet was found on his head.

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