A man has been fined after shooting a neighbour’s cat in Ceredigion, leading to the animal’s tragic death.

John Quinney, 71, admitted causing unnecessary suffering to the cat, named Fluff, after the animal was shot by a pellet gun in an incident which took place on, or about, 27 March 2017.

The incident is one of 41 pellet gun incidents across Wales reported to the RSPCA during the first half of 2017 – compared to 58 throughout the entirety of … Continue reading…

A tiny beagle – saved from a failed smuggling attempt via Holyhead Port – is the star of a new report lifting the lid on the “horrifying” conditions the illegal puppy trade can subject animals to.

Hugo was one of 96 puppies rescued by RSPCA Cymru, and other bodies, as part of a multi-agency operation at the North Wales port in November 2016.

The new digital, interactive report – which contains new footage, photographs and testimonies – tells the story … Continue reading…

Dog owners across North Wales have been invited to a free dog-walking event to raise awareness for the sad plight many animals face over the festive period.

The Christmas ‘Big Walkies’ event  - organised by the RSPCA’s Wrexham District & Deeside Branch – takes place at Wepre Park in Connah’s Quay on Sunday (17 December), with free registration from 10.30am, and the walk getting underway half-an-hour later.

Registration all takes place on the morning of the event, and participants are … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the Welsh Government’s decision to bring forward a licensing scheme for travelling animal shows – also known as mobile animal exhibits (MAEs) – but insist new rules must ensure an end to the use of wild animals in circuses across the country.

Falconry displays, mobile petting zoos and Christmas reindeer events are all set to be impacted by the new rules – and RSPCA Cymru hopes licensing will mean adherence to key animal welfare standards is … Continue reading…

An RSPCA animal centre is urging the public to donate blankets and hot water bottles to help the animals in its care this winter.

RSPCA Newport Animal Centre rehomed 380 animals in 2016, and helps dogs, cats, rabbits and other small furry animals find a second chance of happiness in a new forever home.

The centre, based on Hartridge Farm Road, uses hot water bottles in its cattery, while blankets are used for bedding and animal care across the centre…. Continue reading…