RSPCA Cymru has welcomed measures to ensure CCTV is installed in slaughterhouses in Wales.

The Welsh Government has announced that a £1.1 million Food Business Investment of grant aid will be made available for small and medium size slaughterhouses in Wales.

In a written statement on 22 March, the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths AM, said that the package would cover “welfare friendly infrastructure and facilities” along with the “installation and upgrading of CCTV monitoring … Continue reading…

An appeal for information has been launched after a very unwell Staffordshire bull terrier was found by a member of the public in Moss Valley Park in Wrexham.

The male dog, dark brindle and white in colour, was found in an “appalling state” on Thursday evening (22 March). e was having a seizure, and appeared very thin – so was taken to a local veterinary practice.

Sadly, the condition of the dog was so bad that independent vets were left … Continue reading…

A woman has been handed a six-month community order for the way she treated her pet cat.

RSPCA Cymru attended the Upper High Street, Rhymney property of Eleanore Catherine Rhiannon Jenkins (d.o.b 15/01/1972), where a number of pets were living – including a tabby male cat then named Mischief, whose left-eye was found to be in a “horrendous condition”, partially closed due to pus and discharge.

The extent of the cat’s facial injury made it clear appropriate veterinary care was … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is searching for the owner of a green parrot – potentially an Australian king – who was found flying around the school grounds of the Cardiff and Vale College.

RSPCA Cymru officers were alerted after the bird was seen at the College’s Trowbridge Road site on Wednesday (21 March), having been confined by College staff after she flew into a window.

The parrot is owned, and is wearing a ring. However, she is not microchipped, prompting the charity … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has today made fresh calls for action to stamp out problems in the ‘hidden’ sanctuary sector, amid fears pets, wildlife and farm animals may be suffering in silence behind closed doors.

Animal welfare establishments – commonly referred to as sanctuaries or rescues – are often invaluable resources for improving animal welfare; undertaking a hugely important function – but, without regulation, major problems can occur.

There are around 90 known animal welfare establishments¹ in Wales – but, in reality, … Continue reading…