A Patterdale terrier, named Pudding, will be celebrating her first loving family Christmas this year after suffering horrific injuries caused by illegal animal fighting*.


Pudding, who is around 10-years-old was rehomed by the RSPCA Bryn-y-Maen animal centre in Colwyn Bay after spending 20 months in the charity’s care.


Previously nicknamed Little Miss Sunshine by the centre staff, the small dog had been used for badger digging by her previous owners and suffered facial disfigurements including the loss of … Continue reading…

Welsh Government welcomes RSPCA Cymru Dog Report

The Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development, John Griffiths AM, last night welcomed the launch of the new RSPCA Cymru Dog Welfare Indicators report at an event in Cardiff attended by Assembly Members, local authorities, police representatives and other stakeholders.

The Minister said that he was excited about continuing to work together with RSPCA Cymru on animal welfare issues. Priorities going forward included ongoing work on irresponsible dog ownership, microchipping and the breeding … Continue reading…


RSPCA inspectors are helping with the evacuation of residents in St Asaphs and our swift water rescue response teams are attending incidents where livestock need help in Bangor on Dee and Holywell.

Residents in up to 500 properties in north Wales have been advised to leave their homes after the River Elwy broke its banks.

An emergency centre has been set up at a leisure centre in St Asaph after water levels overtopped flood defences.

Many of the residents have … Continue reading…

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 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…