The RSPCA has welcomed news that – as the Covid-19 crisis begins to ease – the Welsh Government has started work on a new law which will end the third party sale of puppies and kittens. 

Lesley Griffiths MS, the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, has confirmed that new legislation is now being worked up, which will be entitled the Animal Welfare (Licencing of Activities Involving Animals) (Wales) Regulations 2021.

The change in law would likely mean anybody … Continue reading…

Cat welfare has been a major focus for frontline RSPCA Cymru officers during the Covid-19 lockdown – with 386 incidents reported in Wales over the period.

Since the start of lockdown, up to May 4, there have been 6,630 incidents reported to the charity’s hotline about cats – including 386 incidents in Wales alone. Hot spots for Wales include Cardiff (40), Neath Port Talbot (36), and Swansea (32).

The new figures have been released as part of the animal welfare … Continue reading…

An RSPCA appeal for information has been launched after darts made from nails were found in a garden in Barry, prompting fears they were used to target animals.

The home-made darts, made from nails with plastic and paper for flights, were found on 2 May in the back garden of a Phyllis Street property in the Vale of Glamorgan town.

Anyone with information about the darts has been urged to contact the RSPCA. There is some concern the darts were … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru and the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service teamed up to come to the aid of a cat stuck up a tree in the St Mellons area of Cardiff.

The cat – named Panthro, after the Thundercats star – spent 36 hours stuck in the tree in the garden of his Jonquil Close home.

RSPCA Cymru officers continue to respond to emergencies amid the coronavirus outbreak – coming to the aid of animals like Panthro.

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Neath Port Talbot Council has become Wales’ first local authority to back a series of measures to mitigate the risks fireworks can pose to animals and their welfare.

Councillors unanimously backed noise limits and tougher restrictions on firework displays on Wednesday (27 November), to help ease difficulties for animals, and vulnerable people.

NPT’s move follows the launch of the RSPCA’s ‘Bang Out Of Order’ campaign; encouraging the responsible use of fireworks, and the adoption of tighter regulations concerning … Continue reading…