Around 70 sheep have been successfully rescued from a flooded field in Powys.

Following torrential rain – the sheep had become trapped in a field in Trefnanney, Meifod, by rising flood water on Sunday (29 September).

RSPCA inspector Phil Lewis – who is also the Water Rescue Coordinator for the animal welfare charity – attended the location following a call made to the RSPCA.

“They were standing on a small piece of dry land and it had stopped raining when … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has issued urgent advice to the public about what to do if they see a struggling seal on a beach – after “well-meaning” members of the public returned one to waters in Pembrokeshire.

RSPCA Cymru’s plea follows the rescue of the moulted grey seal pup from Castlemartin beach in Pembroke on Wednesday (25 September).

The rescue of the seal was completed by Welsh Marine Life Rescue (WMLR). It is understood the pup was one they had earlier sought … Continue reading…

A young bull-breed cross pup with obvious deformities has been found alone and potentially abandoned on grounds belonging to the Llandarcy Sports Academy.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after a member of the public found the poor pup last Wednesday (18 September). The dog was found around lunchtime that day.

It is feared the male pup – aged approximately 16 weeks of age – may have been dumped. The RSPCA is concerned this could be linked to the “likely high vet … Continue reading…

A record-breaking number of organisations have been recognised by the RSPCA as part of their prestigious PawPrints scheme.

The scheme is the only awards programme recognising good practice from public bodies in relation to animal welfare.

Winners picked up their trophies at the ceremony in the Pierhead in Cardiff Bay yesterday (23 September) – with speeches given by the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths AM and RSPCA chief executive Chris Sherwood.

PawPrints – formerly known as … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has expressed delight after Caerphilly Council’s Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee gave unanimous support yesterday evening (17 September) to a motion which would ban the giving of pets as prizes on land owned by the local authority.

There is currently no legal restriction on the giving of pets as prizes in Wales if the recipient is over the age of 16. However, the RSPCA is concerned that this creates a situation where the welfare of animals won as … Continue reading…