The RSPCA is searching for information after a skinny and lethargic cat was found in Chepstow.

Officers from the charity responded to reports of a black and white cat, spotted on Heather Close in the Monmouthshire town.

The female cat was microchipped – however, the residents reported to the RSPCA that they had given up ownership of the cat many years ago.

An appeal for information has been launched – seeking either an owner of the cat, or anyone with … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has given a big paws-up to plans from Wrexham County Borough Council that will ensure all dog walkers carry poo bags.

The local authority is consulting on a new ‘Dog Control and Dog Fouling’ Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), ahead of the expiration of current rules on 1 March 2020.

Under new plans, any person who is in control of a dog will need to carry an appropriate receptacle or bag to ensure they can clean up any … Continue reading…

An RSPCA appeal for information has been launched after the body of a squirrel – burned from head to toe – was found in Caerphilly.

It is unclear whether the incident was linked to a “freak accident” or “something more sinister” – but the animal welfare charity has launched an appeal to the public for information.

Veterinary examination has not been able to decipher the cause of the squirrel’s burns, which have impacted the entirety of the animal’s body. An … Continue reading…

A ban on the use of wild animals in travelling circuses in Wales is one step closer to coming into force – after completing stage two of its legislative proceedings today (5 February).

Travelling circus life severely compromises welfare for wild animals – and the law will outlaw the use of wild animals in this environment; with Wales set to join 45 other countries globally who have taken action. The RSPCA has campaigned for decades for such a ban to … Continue reading…

Commenting on the publication of the final version of Wales’ new school curriculum – announced today (28 January) – the RSPCA’s head of prevention & education, Dave Allen said:

“Wales’ new curriculum offers fantastic opportunities to nurture kindness, develop well-rounded citizens and encourage compassion in young people – including to Wales’ animals.

“The RSPCA has long called for animal welfare education to be featured on the school curriculum. We believe the Welsh Government’s focus on specific areas of learning and … Continue reading…