RSPCA Cymru is “delighted” with how public bodies continued to prioritise animal welfare amid the Covid-19 pandemic – as the charity gives out 11 awards in Wales as part of its prestigious PawPrints scheme.

The charity has announced those public bodies recognised for going above and beyond statutory minimums in how they promote welfare – including in their approaches to dealing with stray dogs and planning for local emergencies.

PawPrints – formerly known as the Community Animal Welfare Footprints (CAWF) … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a beloved family pet was fatally shot in Harlow.

Chewit’s heartbroken owners contacted the RSPCA and officers at the charity have now launched an investigation.

It is believed he was shot on Sunday September 13 sometime before 9pm in the area of Churchfield Harlow.

Poor Chewit, who was just over a year old, managed to drag himself home, despite collapsing and bleeding heavily from his side. His devastated family rushed him to a … Continue reading…

Two birds have been shot on the North Park Estate in Cardigan, prompting the RSPCA to launch an appeal for information.

Officers from the charity were alerted after a gull and a pigeon were found injured in the same area on Saturday 12 September.

Veterinary examination – at Priory Vets in the Pwllhai area of Cardigan – confirmed both birds had been injured by pellet wounds – likely from an air rifle.

Sadly, the gull had to be put to … Continue reading…

The public has voted 16-year-old Deeside teenager Evey Garner as winner of the RSPCA’s ‘People’s Choice’ photo competition.

Evey’s wonderful picture of her dog Chip – entitled ‘Meerkat or dog?’ – was one of 14 animal snaps taken by youngsters ranging from aged 11 to 18 shortlisted for the animal charity’s competition.

A total of over 1,600 votes were cast online for this category by members of the public with Evey’s humorous photo achieving the most votes.

Evey said: “Chip … Continue reading…

RSPCA Medway West  Branch is caring for a staggering  20 extra bunnies – 18 of which are just babies – after they were asked to help an owner who had become overrun with them.

The branch originally took in two adults and three batches of babies (called kittens).  Five of them were four weeks old, five of them were eight weeks old and two were 12 weeks old. Then three days later the female adult (called a doe) gave birth … Continue reading…