A juvenile female Alabama map turtle has been rescued from a stream in Caerphilly.

Two children are understood to have found the tiny turtle in the stream next to the Asda superstore on Pantygwindy Road in Caerphilly on Wednesday (7 August).

The stray reptile was transported to a local veterinary practice for care and support, before RSPCA officers collected the animal and took her to the International Tortoise Association in Sully.

An appeal for information has now been launched by … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has urged families thinking of getting a puppy this summer to consider the benefits of adopting a rescue dog – as shocking new figures reveal reports received by the charity about puppy trade concerns in Wales have soared 330% in the last decade.

Advice has been issued to prospective dog owners as the bombshell new figures reveal that the murky puppy trade is a growing problem in Wales.

RSPCA dog welfare expert Lisa Hens said: “It is distressing … Continue reading…

A black Labrador has been rescued by the RSPCA after becoming trapped in bushes on a steep cliff edge in the Wrexham area.

The animal welfare charity was alerted after the dog’s owner reported that her pet had become stranded at the spot by Bridge Street in Holt – situated close to the border with England. The rescue was completed on 29 July.

Worryingly – amid sweltering hot weather conditions – the terrified dog was stuck on uneven ground and … Continue reading…

The Welsh Government’s ongoing curriculum review offers a “perfect opportunity” to inspire a kinder generation, who are empathetic towards all sentient beings.

That’s the message from RSPCA Cymru – who have responded this week to the Welsh Government’s consultation on a new draft curriculum for Wales.

Proposals would see traditional Key Stages in Wales replaced with Progression Steps, and the curriculum based around six Areas of Learning and Experience (AoLEs).

RSPCA Cymru have long called for animal welfare to be … Continue reading…

Dog owners have been urged to leave their canine companions at home if they’re heading to next week’s Royal Welsh Agricultural Show.

Show go-ers are not permitted by event organisers to bring their dogs to the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, prompting concern by the RSPCA that some may be left inside a warm vehicle.

Unfortunately, dogs being left inside cars has been a problem at previous events – and the RSPCA has installed signage at the event highlighting the dangers, … Continue reading…