Two North Wales men have been handed a suspended jail term after a cat was tossed high into the air like a rugby ball, in a “cruel, dangerous and callous prank”.

Joshua Weir, 27 – of Linden Drive, Prestatyn – and Lewis Brereton, 26 – of Bryntirion Avenue, Rhyl – both admitted causing the cat unnecessary suffering on or before 21 July.

Shocking video footage, captured by Brereton, shows Weir tossing the cat high into the air in a … Continue reading…

Cardiff Council has been urged by the RSPCA not to exclude dogs from marked sports pitches within the local authority area.

The council is currently consulting on a Public Spaces Protection Order for the area, including proposed new controls around dogs.

RSPCA Cymru fears banning dogs from marked sports pitches – as proposed – could risk demonising responsible owners and their pets.

The animal welfare charity has called on the Council to strive towards “integrated communities, with responsible pet and … Continue reading…

Electronic roadside signage in Wales will soon display messages highlighting the dangers of leaving canine companions in hot cars – and has been lauded as “great news for dogs” by a delighted RSPCA Cymru.

Correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport confirms that the Welsh Government will look to accommodate the messaging when signs are not being used for operational purposes.

RSPCA campaigners urge members of the public to dial 999 if they see a dog in distress … Continue reading…

A Vale of Glamorgan woman has been given a community order, curfew and a decade-long ban from keeping animals, after causing her dog prolonged and unnecessary suffering for a period of months, with an RSPCA officer finding the poor animal “unable to stand and in a woeful body condition”.

Caroline Tilley (d.o.b 15/02/1978), of South View, Rhoose, pleaded guilty to an Animal Welfare Act offence, and was sentenced at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court last Tuesday (25 September).

An RSPCA Cymru officer … Continue reading…

Commenting on the launch of a consultation concerning the draft Wild Animals in Travelling CIrcuses (Wales) Bill, RSPCA senior scientific manager, specialising in captive wild animals, Dr Ros Clubb said:

“The launch of this consultation and draft bill marks the next step in what we hope will soon be a historic, outright ban on the use of wild animals in circuses in Wales.

“RSPCA Cymru looks forward to closely scrutinising this bill, and working with the Welsh Government and … Continue reading…