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…

The RSPCA is appealing to the public to dispose of litter carefully after a young gull in Abergele was unable to fly after getting tangled up in a kite reel.

The juvenile bird was freed from his ordeal by RSPCA inspector Mike Pugh, under the watchful eye of the avian’s parents.

Inspector Mike Pugh said:

“This incident shows what can happen when people don’t bin their litter. This kind of rubbish is particularly lethal to animals as their curiosity can … Continue reading…