A special scheme working with South Wales’ traveller community to improve animal welfare standards has been recognised with a coveted RSPCA Cymru award.

Shared Regulatory Services (SRS), a partnership between Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan Councils, picked up an RSPCA Innovator award at a ceremony at the National Assembly for Wales on Monday (October 23).

Innovator awards recognise pioneering and imaginative steps taken to improve animal welfare, and are chosen by an independent panel of expert judges, as … Continue reading…

RSPCA Bryn-Y-Maen Centre is seeking volunteers to support animal welfare by becoming foster carers.

The centre, based in Upper Colwyn Bay, is seeking individuals who could offer suitable, temporary homes to any of their animals and – in particular – puppies and small breed dogs.

Bryn-Y-Maen rehomed 453 animals in 2016, and foster carers often play a vital role in the rehabilitation process for animals rescued from cruelty and neglect.

RSPCA foster carers provide support to many different animals – … Continue reading…

Two four-week old puppies were found alone, abandoned and in “terrible condition” near Pembroke Dock train station, prompting an RSPCA Cymru search for information.

RSPCA officers were alerted after the two black and tan lurcher-type pups were found alone, and covered in a greasy oil-like substance, on Hamilton Court in Pembroke Dock town by a passer-by. They were found on Sunday morning (15 October).

Both dogs were taken to a local veterinary practice, where one was found to be comatose … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has rescued an abandoned Gwynedd seal pup, found skinny and alone on the side of the Mawddach Estuary.

A member of the public spotted the collapsed seal and notified RSPCA Cymru. The poor pup’s mother had not been seen for three days.

The charity attended and rescued the seal on Sunday October 8, who has now been transferred to specialist wildlife facilities at Stapeley Grange in Nantwich for rehabilitation and support, ahead of an anticipated return to the … Continue reading…

The search is on to find a special new home for a Newport-based dog that has been based at an RSPCA centre for six months.

Ollie, is a friendly, loving, white crossbreed dog aged approximately two years of age. He came into the care of the RSPCA after a previous owner was not in a position to provide appropriate care, and he has now been at Newport Animal Centre since April.

Sadly, Ollie has a knee problem which will see … Continue reading…