Blog by Billie-Jade Thomas

As Wales emerges from Covid-19 restrictions, RSPCA public affairs adviser Billie-Jade Thomas explains why the regulation of Wales’ animal sanctuaries and rescues is needed now more than ever…

On the 18th of September 2020, the Welsh Government published its voluntary Code of Practice for animal welfare establishments such as rescue centres and sanctuaries. While this was a really important step forward – and a document that should be on the radar of all sanctuary owners – … Continue reading…

Members of the Senedd have an “amazing opportunity” to trailblaze for animal welfare as the Welsh Parliament’s first ballot for Member-proposed legislation draws closer.

RSPCA Cymru have launched a list of ten ready-to-go Bills, and Senedd Members are being urged to put forward one of the animal-friendly proposals into the forthcoming ballot.

Legislative proposals from the RSPCA include those which would prioritise animal sentience, offer a better deal for pet owners in the sheltered, social or private rented housing sector, … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is urging dog owners across Wales to make plans for their pets as life in the country takes a big leap towards normality this Saturday (7 August).

The Welsh Government has announced that most of Wales’ Covid-related restrictions will come to an end, meaning people will have more opportunities to live their lives in a way similar to when restrictions first came in last March.

Guidance in Wales remains to work from home if possible – but the … Continue reading…

Two small kestrel chicks are “lucky to be alive” after being rescued from the exhaust of an A320 aircraft at a St Athan aircraft hangar in the Vale of Glamorgan.

The A320 has been at the Bro Tathan West aerodrome since last August on the runway – and was brought inside Caerdav’s hangar for repairs when engineers spotted two kestrel chicks nesting inside.

Staff sounded the alarm to RSPCA Cymru, and inspector Simon Evans saved the day by carefully securing … Continue reading…

An RSPCA appeal for information has been launched following a cat shooting incident in Colwyn Bay.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted after the one-year-old grey cat, named Obi, was found in a very bad way at his Cysgod-Y-Bryn home in the North Wales coastal town.

Sadly, vets found that Obi had been shot through his stomach with a pellet gun, and the bullet had gone onto snap the cat’s left back leg.

The shooting took place on either the evening of … Continue reading…