April 10 turned out to be a very Good Friday for a swan rescued by the RSPCA in Pwll after swallowing fishing litter. 

Rescuers from the animal welfare charity were alerted after the troubled swan was spotted with fishing line protruding from his beak, by a member of the public.

Animal collection officer (ACO) Ellie West headed to the lake in Pwll, and was able to rescue the swan – but no fishing line or hook was visible in his … 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…

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…

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.

The … Continue reading…

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…