RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the launch of revised Codes of Practices for equines and dogs.

The codes – which have been launched by the Welsh Government – were re-drafted by members of The Animal Welfare Network for Wales (AWNW) – the sector council for animals in Wales since 2006 – which the RSPCA is the founding member of.

Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006, the Welsh Government can publish a range of codes relating to animal welfare to ensure that … Continue reading…

Get your tickets now for a special Christmas concert in Caldicot!

RSPCA Gwent Branch is holding a festive evening full of fun and laughs at the Choir Hall in Caldicot on Saturday 8 December. Compere for the festive evening will be Radio Wales’ Chris Needs and music will be provided by the Severn Tunnel Brass Band, and guitarist Chris Moreton.

The evening, which will include a raffle, Christmas carols and Welsh humour, will run from 7pm to 9.30pm. The bar … Continue reading…

“There’s a dog on the roof – it may be dead” – is a call any RSPCA inspector would dread.

But thankfully RSPCA inspector Nigel Duguid – one of Wales’ longest serving inspectors – came away from what could have been a distressing and serious call – with a smile on his face.

The dog the caller had spotted on top of a flat roof of the Elim Pentecostal Church on Dalton Road in Port Talbot was in fact … … Continue reading…

Could you provide a loving, forever home for three African soft furred rats who have spent a year with the RSPCA?

RSPCA Cymru is urging people to push aside their preconceptions and consider offering a group of rats a loving forever home.

Sabrina, Tabitha and Winifred are currently at RSPCA Bryn-y-Maen and came into the charity’s care as part of a group of rodents as their owner could no longer meet their needs.

Animal centre supervisor Chris Butler said: “These … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is delighted that the Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary Lesley Griffiths has announced a consultation will be launched in the New Year on a ban on the third party sales of puppies and kittens.

The announcement was made last night (5 November) at an RSPCA Cymru event which rewarded local authorities and organisations across Wales for going the extra mile for animal welfare.

The consultation will look to gather evidence on what stage the Welsh Government should intervene in … Continue reading…