RSPCA Cymru has warmly welcomed confirmation from the Welsh Government that the country’s dog breeding regulations are to be revisited.

This follows a report published by the Animal Health and Welfare Framework Group on the issue of dog breeding – including input from the RSPCA.

At present, anyone with three or more breeding bitches meeting certain conditions must be licensed – but welfare issues and poor breeding practices persist in Wales, as exposed by a recent BBC documentary.

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A Swansea Valley man has been found guilty for mistreating his golden retriever.

David Llwellyn Williams (d.o.b 18/03/1965) of Glantwrch, Ystalyfera, appeared at Swansea Magistrate’s Court on Monday (13 January) and was found guilty by the District Judge of one offence under the Animal Welfare Act.

This being that he failed to prevent his dog – Tessa – from pain, suffering and injury, which was an act that fell below the standard of care required by good practice.

Williams, who … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information after an emaciated dog was found in a wheelie bin in Northop.

Images – which sadly are of an extremely distressing nature – have been released by the animal welfare charity as part of the investigation to further enquiries following the fly tipping incident on Saturday (11 January) at The Green.

The dog’s body – along with the fly tipping – was reported the Flintshire County Council, with the RSPCA being notified…. Continue reading…

A tawny owl has been rescued by the RSPCA after becoming trapped in a wood burner in Pontrobert, Meifod.

The RSPCA received a call on 9 January with deputy chief inspector Phil Lewis attending the property to assess the situation.

Phil said: “I was just about able to see the owl on a ledge inside the flue, but I was unable to reach him so a plan was made to return with a builder to try and dismantle the burner … Continue reading…

A Tonypandy man has been handed a suspended jail sentence and banned from keeping animals after admitting interference with a badger sett. 

Matthew Howell Jones, 38, of Jones Street, also admitted failing to get urgent veterinary treatment for his dog, with the black terrier struggling with “very worrying” injuries that vets say are consistent with an encounter with a badger, or other wild animal.

His dog had alopecia and skin lesions, caused by sarcoptic mange – with a wound to … Continue reading…