RSPCA Cymru have given a cautious welcome to new regulations laid by the Welsh Government which aim to end third party selling of young puppies and kittens in Wales.

Under the proposals, anyone who wants to sell pets in Wales has to meet minimum animal welfare standards for the first time, with a new licensing scheme introduced for pet sellers. This establishes that puppies or kittens under six months of age not bred by the licence holder cannot be sold…. Continue reading…

The RSPCA has launched a search for the owner of a stray corn snake, after the animal was found on Duffryn Road in Ammanford.

A member of the public found the snake before taking her to Bush House Vets in Ammanford on Thursday (7 January) – who then contacted the RSPCA.

Unfortunately, the member of the public left no further details – and the RSPCA has launched an appeal for information in the hope of tracking down the owner and … Continue reading…

While 2020 felt like a difficult year, it hasn’t all been doom and gloom. Our animals have provided comfort, joy and happiness while we endured lockdown uncertainty.

As well as the companionship of our wonderful pets, animals have also provided us with some memorable moments, including those who got themselves into some a-moo-sing and somewhat challenging situations and have needed a helping paw from the rescue teams at the RSPCA. From a seal who was found in two strange predicaments … Continue reading…

A Llanfyrnach man has been handed a six-month suspended jail sentence for the mistreatment of dozens of equines.

Alun Lloyd of Sunny Hill, Llanfyrnach, was found guilty of nine Animal Welfare Act offences split over two separate cases. He was sentenced on Tuesday (22 December) at Llanelli Magistrates Court, having previously failed to attend court.

In addition to a six-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, Lloyd was disqualified from the keeping and owning of horses for ten years, and … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has cautiously welcomed the publication of a Welsh Government White Paper into a new Agriculture (Wales) Bill, urging Ministers to prioritise a new farm payments model which incentivises higher welfare standards on Wales’ farms.

White Paper was published today (16 December) – and outlines planned changes to farming and farm support in Wales following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union and the upcoming conclusion of the Transition Period at the end of the year.

The … Continue reading…