RSPCA Cymru has rescued two hedgehogs trapped in a pit where roadworks are being carried out in Whitchurch in Cardiff.

Officers from the charity were alerted after a caller spotted the hedgehogs trapped in the pit at the dead of night, approximately three to four foot underground, and surrounded by rain water.

The rescue took place today (26 June) on Cae Yorath in the Welsh capital city.

Fortunately, the hedgehogs had managed to wriggle free of the rain water, so … Continue reading…

A Welsh-medium Cardiff-based primary school has been recognised as 2019’s most compassionate school class across England and Wales, at the RSPCA Honours awards ceremony in London last night.

The Year 3 class at Ysgol Gymraeg Coed y Gof entered their creative animation into the RSPCA competition and beat 700 schools across England and Wales in winning the ‘Most Compassionate Class’ award for 2019.

Judges were hugely impressed by the Welsh-language animation, which incorporated into a short production a number … Continue reading…

A Rhondda Cynon Taf School has been crowned winner of a prestigious RSPCA Cymru debating competition.

Bryn Celynnog, from Beddau, were chosen by judges as the winner of Friday’s finale (21 June), which took place at the National Assembly for Wales.

Schools from Cardiff, Bangor, Milford Haven, Llanelli and Rhydyfelin also took part, having won through regional heats held across Wales.

The ‘Great Debate’ concept is an integral part of the RSPCA’s Generation Kind initiative.

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RSPCA Cymru has welcomed Welsh Government action to deliver tougher prison sentences for the worst perpetrators of animal abuse.

Lesley Griffiths, the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, announced today (26 June) that a legislative consent motion will be put forward, paving the way for the relevant aspects of the Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill – announced by Defra – to apply to Wales, as well as England.

If passed, that legislative consent motion would pave the way for the … Continue reading…

A Cwmbran woman has been disqualified from keeping any animal for three years after causing unnecessary suffering to her pet dog which was found to be in an emaciated condition.

Lisa Maria Rayner (d.o.b 29/01/1982) of Pontnewydd Walk, Cwmbran attended Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court on Monday (24 June) and pleaded guilty to one animal welfare offence.

The offence she pleaded guilty to was of causing unnecessary suffering to her shih tzu-type dog called Buster by failing to investigate and address the … Continue reading…