RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the Welsh Government’s decision to bring forward a licensing scheme for travelling animal shows – also known as mobile animal exhibits (MAEs) – but insist new rules must ensure an end to the use of wild animals in circuses across the country.

Falconry displays, mobile petting zoos and Christmas reindeer events are all set to be impacted by the new rules – and RSPCA Cymru hopes licensing will mean adherence to key animal welfare standards is … Continue reading…

Seven puppies have been found dumped “like litter” in a cardboard box in Wrexham, in a “shocking example” of pet abandonment.

The Staffordshire bull terrier-cross pups, thought to be six weeks old, were found in woodland in the Erddig area on Sunday evening (October 1).

Fortunately, the pups were in good health, and were taken into the care of Wrexham Council, via the local authority’s dog warden.

RSPCA is now calling on anyone with information related to the abandoned puppies … Continue reading…


We are teaming up with The Daily Mirror to launch the first Animal Hero Awards, culminating in a spectacular awards evening in London.

Today marks the launch of a nationwide search to find Britain’s bravest Animal Hero, most remarkable Animal Carer and other unsung heroes of the human and animal world.

The awards event takes place on Thursday 28 November, hosted by Amanda Holden. It aims to celebrate the heart-warming tales of courageous pets or those that have overcome … Continue reading…