RSPCA Cymru has urged families thinking of getting a puppy this summer to consider the benefits of adopting a rescue dog – as shocking new figures reveal reports received by the charity about puppy trade concerns in Wales have soared 330% in the last decade.

Advice has been issued to prospective dog owners as the bombshell new figures reveal that the murky puppy trade is a growing problem in Wales.

RSPCA dog welfare expert Lisa Hens said: “It is distressing … Continue reading…

A black Labrador has been rescued by the RSPCA after becoming trapped in bushes on a steep cliff edge in the Wrexham area.

The animal welfare charity was alerted after the dog’s owner reported that her pet had become stranded at the spot by Bridge Street in Holt – situated close to the border with England. The rescue was completed on 29 July.

Worryingly – amid sweltering hot weather conditions – the terrified dog was stuck on uneven ground and … Continue reading…

A microchip and passport clinic for horses will be held in Cardiff next week.

The clinic organised by Shared Regulatory Services (SRS) – which covers the council areas of Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan – will be held at Seabank Farm, Mardy Road, Wentloog, on Thursday 8 August between 9am and 5pm.

Next week’s event, which is run in conjunction with the RSPCA, British Horse Society, B&W Equine Vets, World Horse Welfare and Redwings Horse Sanctuary, will enable … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a swan and herring gull were shot with a pellet gun at Cyfarthfa Park in Merthyr Tydfil.

A cygnet – which was found with fishing line wrapped around it, was taken to the vets on Thursday (25 July), however sadly it died at the vets. An x-ray revealed that it had been shot three times with a pellet gun.

A herring gull also died from a pellet shot wound to the chest which … Continue reading…

School’s out – but not for one wild animal who has accidentally spent a period of ‘deer-tention’ at a Newport school.

The buck roe deer had become trapped in the grounds of Bassaleg School for around five days with being initially spotted on Friday, 26 July.

RSPCA animal welfare officer (AWO) Sian Burton was called to the school to assess the situation, however, it was clear that the deer was not going to be moved easily.

She said: “This deer … Continue reading…