RSPCA Cymru and the British Veterinary Association have again joined forces to renew their calls to repeal legal exemptions that permit animals to be slaughtered without pre-stunning, causing unnecessary pain and suffering.

The organisations want to see changes to legislation in Wales which currently allows non-stun slaughter for religious purposes.

However – it has also been described as “hugely encouraging and reassuring” that no non-stun slaughter is practiced currently in Wales. This was confirmed by the Welsh Government in November…. Continue reading…

A Conwy cat had an eventful trip to the bathroom – after getting stuck in a cavity wall behind a bath.

The poor grey, eight-year-old moggy – named Arthur – got himself completely trapped, and his owner couldn’t set him free despite removing bricks from the wall.

Sadly, Arthur’s awkward position meant it was impossible to get water to him – and urgent help was required from the RSPCA.

The incident took place on Tuesday (29 January).

Animal collection officer … Continue reading…

A lapwing was found in Barry with puncture wounds under her wings, in a feared shooting incident.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted after the wading bird was found at Dow Corning, on Cardiff Road, in Barry.

A member of the public had found the bird badly injured and unable to fly on the evening of Thursday 17 January, and phoned the RSPCA the following day.

RSPCA Cymru attended that day, and took the bird into their care.

Sadly, veterinary examination found … Continue reading…

The number of animals affected by plastic litter in England and Wales is at an all-time high, with incidents increasing by 22% in just four years, according to new RSPCA data.

In Wales, plastic-related incidents reported to the RSPCA have increased almost 29% when comparing 2015 with 2018 – rising from 21 calls, to 27 incidents – despite the overall number of calls about litter falling significantly.

Similarly, across England and Wales, the animal welfare charity has recorded a rise … Continue reading…

A husband and wife from Kidwelly have been given suspended prison sentences, after failing to meet the needs of dozens of ponies, with three discovered in a collapsed, dilapidated barn – and desperate to escape.

Stan Strelley, 48, and Heather Strelley, 48, both of Carway, Kidwelly, both admitted four Animal Welfare Act offences at Llanelli Magistrates Court yesterday (31 January).

Both were banned from keeping ponies and horses for five years – and cannot appeal this ban for a period … Continue reading…