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…

RSPCA appeals for witnesses to come forward

Monday 12 November 2012

Two huskies with severe sarcoptic mange have been found abandoned in a Tonypandy barn.

The animals were discovered on 8 November and brought to the RSPCA’s attention a few days later. Both dogs had fur missing from their face.

Veterinary examination confirmed that they were suffering from severe sarcoptic mange, a highly contagious and painful skin condition. The vet determined that the dogs were in very poor condition adn … Continue reading…