Members of the Senedd have an “amazing opportunity” to trailblaze for animal welfare as the Welsh Parliament’s first ballot for Member-proposed legislation draws closer.

RSPCA Cymru have launched a list of ten ready-to-go Bills, and Senedd Members are being urged to put forward one of the animal-friendly proposals into the forthcoming ballot.

Legislative proposals from the RSPCA include those which would prioritise animal sentience, offer a better deal for pet owners in the sheltered, social or private rented housing sector, … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is urging dog owners across Wales to make plans for their pets as life in the country takes a big leap towards normality this Saturday (7 August).

The Welsh Government has announced that most of Wales’ Covid-related restrictions will come to an end, meaning people will have more opportunities to live their lives in a way similar to when restrictions first came in last March.

Guidance in Wales remains to work from home if possible – but the … Continue reading…

An “alarming” number of reports were received by the RSPCA about animals being targeted by air weapons and rifles over the last 18 months – despite lockdown and Covid-19 restrictions keeping people at home for long periods.

Since the beginning of 2020, 371 incidents have been reported to the RSPCA where the caller believed an air gun or rifle had been used to target an animal.

However, it is believed the total number of incidents will be substantially higher – … Continue reading…

Two small kestrel chicks are “lucky to be alive” after being rescued from the exhaust of an A320 aircraft at a St Athan aircraft hangar in the Vale of Glamorgan.

The A320 has been at the Bro Tathan West aerodrome since last August on the runway – and was brought inside Caerdav’s hangar for repairs when engineers spotted two kestrel chicks nesting inside.

Staff sounded the alarm to RSPCA Cymru, and inspector Simon Evans saved the day by carefully securing … Continue reading…

An RSPCA appeal for information has been launched following a cat shooting incident in Colwyn Bay.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted after the one-year-old grey cat, named Obi, was found in a very bad way at his Cysgod-Y-Bryn home in the North Wales coastal town.

Sadly, vets found that Obi had been shot through his stomach with a pellet gun, and the bullet had gone onto snap the cat’s left back leg.

The shooting took place on either the evening of … Continue reading…