A Tonypandy man has been handed a suspended jail sentence and banned from keeping animals after admitting interference with a badger sett. 

Matthew Howell Jones, 38, of Jones Street, also admitted failing to get urgent veterinary treatment for his dog, with the black terrier struggling with “very worrying” injuries that vets say are consistent with an encounter with a badger, or other wild animal.

His dog had alopecia and skin lesions, caused by sarcoptic mange – with a wound to … Continue reading…

Do you have a class full of animal lovers who want to make a difference in the animal welfare world?

The RSPCA has launched its Compassionate Class competition for 2020 – which is an innovative programme that encourages children to develop compassion and empathy through the lens of animal welfare.

This year’s entrants will follow in the footsteps of the Year 3 class at Ysgol Gymraeg Coed y Gof who were recognised as 2019’s ‘Most Compassionate Class’ across England and … Continue reading…

Members of the Senedd have unanimously backed the general principles of a law which will ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses in Wales. 

A vote took place on the floor of the Welsh Parliament yesterday evening (7 January), with all Members in favour – meaning a ban on the “out-dated practice” draws ever nearer.

RSPCA Cymru has long led the campaign to outlaw the use of wild animals in travelling circuses in Wales – with the country … Continue reading…

What a decade! From a technical seal rescue, a challenging horse cliff incident – to a cat stuck on a roof with a crisp packet on his head – there are so many memorable RSPCA Cymru rescues from the past 10 years.

As 2019 draws to a close, RSPCA Cymru has taken a look back at some of the most remarkable rescues from the past few years by the charity’s dedicated inspectorate who work on the frontline around the clock … Continue reading…

A fox has had a lucky escape after he was trapped by garden fencing in Penclawdd, Swansea.

The fox was found yesterday (30 December) after he had managed to get his back leg caught in a wire fence at a garden in West End Road.

RSPCA inspector Gemma Cooper attended at 11am following a call to the animal welfare charity.

She said: “Ironically the owners had purposely chosen sheep fencing for the garden in order to support the local wildlife … Continue reading…