Newport animal centre inundated with cats

Wednesday 09 July 2013

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for potential owners to come forward if they offer a cat a loving home following a surge in the number of cats picked up by inspectors in the south Wales area in recent weeks.

Most of the cats collected by inspectors have been reported as strays and cannot be returned to owners as they do not have microchips.

The Newport Animal centre is currently overrun and … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru warn pet owners to be vigilant following attack

Monday 8 July 2013

RSPCA Cymru is warning pet owners to be vigilant after a cat was shot with an air rifle in Newport. The cat was taken to the vets but sadly died after suffering a heart attack while being treated.

The attack happened on Saturday (06/08/13) in the vicinity of Courtney street. Gwent police have been informed and are investigating the incident.

Inspector Nicola Johnson said: “‚ÄúThis was … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru warn about the dangers of discarded fishing tackle

Monday 8 July 2013

A Jackdaw had a lucky escape after finding itself hanging upside down from a telephone cable in Aberfan near Merthyr Tydfil on Saturday (06/07/13).

When Inspector Rohan Barker arrived at the scene he found the bird dangling by its leg 30 feet in the air from a fishing hook and line.

Inspector Barker immediately requested the assistance of South Wales fire and rescue and firefighter Adam … Continue reading…

5th July 2013

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed an announcement from the Minister for Natural Resources and Food which confirms that the draft Animal Welfare (Breeding of Dogs) (Wales) regulations have been withdrawn with immediate effect.

The Society had highlighted a worrying discrepancy contained within the draft regulations regarding a minimum staff:dog ratio. Subsequently, the Minister has withdrawn the regulations and officials will now undertake a further consultation over the summer months.

Claire Lawson, RSPCA Cymru Head of External Affairs, said: … Continue reading…

Wednesday 03 July 2013

RSPCA Cymru is warning that animal welfare in Wales could be irreparably damaged if dangerous proposals to curb charity shop rate relief go ahead. The Society has recently responded to Welsh Government proposals to reduce the business rate relief for charity shops in Wales from 80 to 50 per cent from 2022.

Unlike many other charities, RSPCA Cymru and its independent branches receive no government funding for their animal welfare services and rely heavily on the … Continue reading…