RSPCA Cymru has warmly welcomed confirmation from the Welsh Government that the country’s dog breeding regulations are to be revisited.

This follows a report published by the Animal Health and Welfare Framework Group on the issue of dog breeding – including input from the RSPCA.

At present, anyone with three or more breeding bitches meeting certain conditions must be licensed – but welfare issues and poor breeding practices persist in Wales, as exposed by a recent BBC documentary.

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Members of the Senedd have unanimously backed the general principles of a law which will ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses in Wales. 

A vote took place on the floor of the Welsh Parliament yesterday evening (7 January), with all Members in favour – meaning a ban on the “out-dated practice” draws ever nearer.

RSPCA Cymru has long led the campaign to outlaw the use of wild animals in travelling circuses in Wales – with the country … Continue reading…

A Blackwood woman has been banned from keeping animals for life after failing to get treatment for her suffering dog.

Nicola Mireille Jones, 29, of Brynglas Avenue, was sentenced at Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court today (18 December), after pleaded guilty to an Animal Welfare Act offence of causing her Husky crossbreed to suffer.

She will not be able to apply for her ban to be removed for a period of five years, while Ms Jones was also handed an 18-week prison … Continue reading…

Shetland pony Tink was found by the RSPCA alone and up to her tummy in a muddy, wet field – but is now thriving in the charity’s care. 

Tink’s story of triumph over adversity has seen her chosen as the star of the charity’s Christmas video for their festive appeal ‘Stock the Sleigh for the RSPCA’.

In the video, Tiny stars as the little pony who dreams of being a reindeer at Christmas, slipping out of her stable to deliver … Continue reading…

An urgent search for the owner of a dog has been launched – after he was hit by several cars on the A472 yesterday morning (6 November), near Pontypool roundabout.

The male chihuahua-cross dog was collected by the RSPCA having gone under a car on the A road.

Sadly, the dog is believed to have been struck by a number of vehicles after venturing into the road, and is carrying a bad head injury and likely broken hind legs. He … Continue reading…