RSPCA Cymru has welcomed news that the Welsh Government will today (Thursday November 4) publish an Animal Welfare Plan.

The plan contains a number of proposals to improve the welfare of animals – including pets and livestock.

The RSPCA welcomed the proposals at a time of ‘heavy strain’ for the charity sector.

RSPCA’s Head of Public Affairs David Bowles said: “We welcome the Welsh Government’s decision to publish a dedicated Animal Welfare Plan and look forward to continuing to work … Continue reading…

A sparrowhawk has been rescued from beneath netting atop a building society in the centre of Cardiff.

RSPCA Cymru came to the aid of the bird of prey after a member of the public reported his plight.

The bird had flown into the netted area via an open wooden door – but was then unable to find an exit back into the open despite attempts to guide him out by kind-hearted staff at the building.

Inspector Sophie Daniels raced to … Continue reading…

An appeal for information has been launched by the RSPCA after a cat was shot near Builth Wells.

Lily, an 18-month old tabby cat, was found by her owners on the morning of 13 September in her bed at Church Cottage, Aberedw with injuries caused by two air gun pellets.

Vets confirmed the cat had been shot by an air weapon – and sadly the extent of her injuries meant her front right leg had to be amputated.

Anyone who … Continue reading…

A cat has been shot in the Hengoed area with an air weapon – prompting RSPCA Cymru to launch an appeal for information. 

Owners of the three-year-old white and tortoiseshell cat found her on 1 October at their Gelligaer home with injuries to the right side of her abdomen.

Vets later confirmed the cat had been shot and found a metal pellet in her body – but, thankfully, the cat only required pain medication and has been recovering well from … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is celebrating as the Welsh Government announces its intention to ban the use of glue traps – after two Senedd Members tabled legislative proposals from the charity which would have outlawed the devices in Wales.

In its policy response to the Agriculture (Wales) Bill’s White Paper, the Welsh Government has announced plans to ensure the legislation will “amend the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to ban the use of snares and glue traps” in Wales.

While the Welsh … Continue reading…