The RSPCA has launched an appeal for information after a French bulldog with “nasty” untreated wounds was found in Cardiff. 

Officers from the animal welfare charity were alerted after the dog was brought into a veterinary practice on Friday 15 July, after she was found in the Mynachdy area of the city.

The dog’s injuries were consistent with biting.

Injuries include large areas of defect to the right forelimb, and exposed bone towards the wrist. A series of deep wounds … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is searching for the owner of four rabbits brought to its Merthyr Clinic after a member of the public reported finding them abandoned near their home.

They were found in animal transportation boxes near High Street in the South Wales town.

The rabbits -  fortunately all in good health – were found on 22 July; and all are female. None of the bunnies were microchipped.

One of the abandoned pets was a harlequin rabbit, weighing 2kg (4.4lb); … Continue reading…

As the Royal Welsh Show continues in Mid Wales, the RSPCA has hailed the “huge news” that its campaign for farmers to be incentivised for delivering the highest welfare standards could be on the verge of success.

In the lead up to the Show, the Welsh Government outlined plans linked to the eagerly-anticipated Agriculture (Wales) Bill.

The Bill is set to pave the way for a new Sustainable Farming Scheme for Wales, which will set the terms of how … Continue reading…

Eight out of ten people in England support animal welfare being protected by law – as the RSPCA’s new Animal Kindness Index emphasises the importance of further UK Government action for animals.

The RSPCA have teamed up with the Scottish SPCA to launch the landmark new Index – based on a YouGov survey of more than 4,000 UK adults* – giving a snapshot of the country’s attitudes towards animal welfare.

A whopping 80 per cent of those surveyed in England … Continue reading…

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.

Awards are split into five categories – stray dog services, housing, contingency planning, … Continue reading…