RSPCA Cymru has published its first ever report into the welfare of dogs in Wales.

Dog Welfare Indicators Wales brings together a collection of indicators that provide a unique insight into the welfare of the
nation’s favourite pet. You can find it at http://politicalanimal.org.uk/RSPCA/RSPCA%20Report%20final.pdf

Highlights from the report include:

•       84% of the public in Wales support proposals to legislate on
dangerous dogs and irresponsible owners.
•       82% of the public in Wales support an annual compulsory dog
registration scheme…. Continue reading…

A  dog was found with her stomach and head covered in creosote and burned near the London Road cemetery in Smallford in between St Albans and Hatfield.

 

A passerby, who found the small female springer spaniel  still alive, took her to a nearby vet but she died from her burns shortly afterwards.

The spaniel, who was liver and white, had been bred from and was around four years old.

 

She was found at lunchtime on Tuesday 20 November…. Continue reading…

A powerful piece of new draft animal welfare legislation was launched for publication at the RSPCA’s Newport Animal Centre today (Friday 23 November). 

The draft Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill proposes key changes to the law governing out of control dogs so that action can be taken where dogs are deemed to be a threat to people or other animals anywhere in Wales including private property.

The focus will be on the behaviour of the dog, not the breed and Continue reading…

A ship loaded with sheep was forced to turn back in the English Channel yesterday (21 November) after leaving from Ramsgate in gale force winds (press release by Klare Kennett – RSPCA).

 

The Jolene, loaded with two lorries containing hundreds of sheep, sailed from Ramsgate port at 11am this morning – before it left one of the lorries had closed sides and could not be viewed by RSPCA inspectors but the other was open and a lame sheep was seen. Continue reading…

Thursday 15 November 2012

The RSPCA was alerted after a member of the public after they discovered the dog tied to the porch outside their house, 17 Marley Avenue, New Milton at about 7.20pm on Wednesday 14 November 2012.

Doreen Denton, sent her husband Christopher to have a look, after she was disturbed by the noise of children laughing and chattering outside, along with the sound of a dog crying.

Mrs Denton said: ” I thought something must be wrong … Continue reading…