A Milford Haven cat had a lucky escape after getting caught in a home-made snare.

The female grey cat, named Molly, returned to her Hubberston home with a free-running snare around her neck, made up from fishing wire. She was found by her owner on 15 June.

Free-running snares are not illegal, but it is an offence to cause suffering to a protected animal, such as Molly.

RSPCA Cymru say the incident highlights the “indiscriminate nature” of snares, and continues … Continue reading…

A Wrexham woman has been banned from keeping animals for life after admitting offences against four dogs, two cats and four kittens.

Ms Adele Ankers (d.o.b 13/12/1977), of Heol Maelor, Coedpoeth, pleaded guilty to Animal Welfare Act offences, concerning two German Shepherds, two terrier dogs, two cats and four kittens.

Ankers’ neglect resulted in four of the animals suffering unnecessarily – two German Shepherds, named Bonny and Lennon; and two terriers, named Marley and Marvin. She also admitted failing to … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru continues to take its campaigns roadshow across Wales, with the charity looking forward to chatting to residents at the Rhydyfelin Family Fun Day on Saturday (June 24).

They will be a stallholder at the event, which takes place at Rhydyfelin AFC on Cardiff Road, between noon and 4pm.

Members of the public will be invited to back key animal welfare campaigns at RSPCA Cymru’s stand, with the Fun Day event hosted by the Pontypridd Town Mayor.

Signatures will … Continue reading…

Public service organisations across Wales have again been invited to share best practice and outstanding contributions to animal welfare, via RSPCA Cymru’s Community Animal Welfare Footprints. 

The scheme recognises Local Authorities, housing providers and others within the public sector achieving higher animal welfare standards – and is the only such scheme of its kind in Wales.

RSPCA’s Community Animal Welfare Footprints (CAWF) celebrates good practice, by providing recognition to those going above and beyond statutory service requirements.

The four Footprint … Continue reading…

Responding to the announcement from the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths AM, concerning Bovine Tb, a spokesperson for RSPCA Cymru said: 

“Bovine Tb is a devastating disease for many animals, which can have a massive impact on Wales’ farming community. RSPCA Cymru remains steadfast in its commitment to working with stakeholders to support eradication, which must be the priority.

“We welcome the Welsh Government’s decision to not pursue an England-style cull of badgers, which has been … Continue reading…