A man who admitted bludgeoning a cat to death at a Betws y Coed hotel has today (31 May) been handed a suspended prison sentence.

Dylan Marcus Edwards (d.o.b 4/2/1967), of Llanrwst had previously pleaded guilty to the charge of causing a cat unnecessary suffering, at Llandudno Magistrates Court on Tuesday 23 May.

Sentencing took place at the same court today. He was given an 18-week prison sentence, suspended for a two-year period. In addition, Edwards was disqualified from owning … Continue reading…

Members of the public have been urged to vote with their feet, and give a circus using performing wild animals a miss in Porthcawl this week.

The circus is taking place between 10 May and 14 May in the town, and the charity believes a low turnout at the event is important to further highlight the public’s lack of support.

RSPCA Cymru is campaigning for an outright ban on the use of wild animals in circuses – a practice they … Continue reading…

A group of students from Merthyr Tydfil have worked with RSPCA Cymru to produce a new film celebrating the first ten years of the Animal Welfare Act in Wales.

The short film – entitled ‘Delivering for a Decade’, and presented by former BBC anchor Melanie Doel – explores how the lives of animals has changed in Wales since the Animal Welfare Act came into force in 2007.

A ‘duty of care’ to owners was introduced under the Animal Welfare Act, … Continue reading…

The 1,000th signature has been obtained for RSPCA Cymru’s new petition, calling for the introduction of an Animal Offender Register.

Members of the public are being urged to back the creation of a register, which would log those who have been convicted of animal abuse and disqualified from keeping them.

The RSPCA fears that it is practically impossible for those re-homing or selling animals to robustly ensure these bans are enforced.

Supporters can sign the petition to the #BanMeansBan campaign Continue reading…

More successful animal welfare prosecutions were secured by RSPCA Cymru in 2016 than in each of the previous two calendar years – with a “catalogue of cruelty” brought before court rooms across the country.

RSPCA Cymru is calling on the public to support the introduction of an Offender Register for those who have been convicted of animal abuse and disqualified from keeping them, to act as a further deterrent to many of the horrendous acts committed across Wales. It is … Continue reading…