Councillors in Conwy have unanimously backed an RSPCA campaign to end the giving of pets as prizes on local authority land – while also taking action on the dangers fireworks can pose to local animals.

Animal welfare was firmly on the agenda at today’s (23 January) full meeting of Conwy County Borough Council, as Councillors voted on two motions – one concerning the giving of pets of prizes, and the other on a series of measures which aim to help … Continue reading…

RSPCA officers have completed the dramatic rescue of a sheep from a Llandudno cliff ledge – amid fears the sheep had become trapped after running away from a dog. 

The sheep rescue took place on Marine Drive, which is at the limestone headland of the Great Orme – and on land owned by the National Trust.

Five RSPCA members were needed to complete the rescue – with the sheep hauled to safety last Tuesday (14 January).

The rescue was completed … Continue reading…

Two terrified cats were brought to safety following two rescue operations by the RSPCA and the fire service on Monday (20 January).

Black and white cat Annie had been stuck up a tree for five days at Grosmont near Abergavenny, before being rescued. While six-month-old Angel was rescued from a conifer tree in Ely, Cardiff, after being spotted there at around 10am on Sunday (19 January).

RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer Sian Burton, who was called to Grosmont following a call … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has warmly welcomed confirmation from the Welsh Government that the country’s dog breeding regulations are to be revisited.

This follows a report published by the Animal Health and Welfare Framework Group on the issue of dog breeding – including input from the RSPCA.

At present, anyone with three or more breeding bitches meeting certain conditions must be licensed – but welfare issues and poor breeding practices persist in Wales, as exposed by a recent BBC documentary.

The … Continue reading…

A Swansea Valley man has been found guilty for mistreating his golden retriever.

David Llwellyn Williams (d.o.b 18/03/1965) of Glantwrch, Ystalyfera, appeared at Swansea Magistrate’s Court on Monday (13 January) and was found guilty by the District Judge of one offence under the Animal Welfare Act.

This being that he failed to prevent his dog – Tessa – from pain, suffering and injury, which was an act that fell below the standard of care required by good practice.

Williams, who … Continue reading…