Wales has been urged not to fall behind England in banning the use of “deadly” glue traps – as the First Minister announces a delay to the nation’s planned Agriculture (Wales) Bill.

Glue traps, also known as ‘glue boards’ or ‘sticky boards’, consist of a sheet of plastic, cardboard or wood coated with non-drying adhesive designed to trap rodents such as mice and rats as they cross the board. RSPCA Cymru considers the traps “cruel and indiscriminate”.

In England, the … Continue reading…

A campaign to stop people behaving irresponsibly near marine animals such as seals, dolphins and nesting birds is being rolled out in Wales.

Operation Seabird is a joint campaign between the RSPCA, all four Wales police forces – North Wales Police, South Wales Police, Gwent Police and Dyfed Powys Police – and other partner organisations such as Natural Resources Wales.

The first action day is to be held tomorrow (14 April) with RSPCA officers patrolling areas in Colwyn Bay/Angel Bay … Continue reading…

A ten-year-old cat who was so overweight that she couldn’t groom herself or get through a cat flap, has shed the pounds and is now looking for a new home.

Motsy came into the RSPCA’s Newport Animal Centre last October after her owner sadly passed away. On arrival she weighed 10.1kg – more than twice the weight of an average adult cat and roughly the same as a small dog like a West Highland Terrier.

Motsy’s size meant she was … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the publication of the Welsh Government’s new Animal Health and Welfare Implementation Plan 2022-2024 – and hopes the document will pave the way for “big improvements” at a “critical juncture” for animal welfare in Wales. 

Calls come after the Welsh Government published the final Implementation Plan under the current ten-year Framework.

The plan expands on the Welsh Government’s Animal Welfare Plan for Wales – including more detail on proposals for a national model for regulation … Continue reading…

Rescue dogs from the RSPCA’s Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre have been bowling over the public as stars of a new cricket video, showcasing highlights from the first ever RSPCA Ashes series.

The RSPCA has teamed-up with friends at RSPCA Western Australia to produce the pun-filled video, which shows rescue dogs from the UK and Australia going paw to paw for the famous urn.

Dogs adopt personas like Joe Rrrroof, Pat MyTummins and Chris Woakies to feature in the video … Continue reading…