An urgent RSPCA appeal has been launched following reports a Jack Russell terrier was kicked by a group of youths in the Ely area of Cardiff.

The animal welfare charity was notified after claims a group of boys, thought to be approximately 16-years-old, were interrupted by a 12-year-old girl when she saw them throwing crisps at the dog and kicking him in the head as he went to eat them.

An RSPCA officer has said the alleged incident must have … Continue reading…

Two North Wales men have been handed a suspended jail term after a cat was tossed high into the air like a rugby ball, in a “cruel, dangerous and callous prank”.

Joshua Weir, 27 – of Linden Drive, Prestatyn – and Lewis Brereton, 26 – of Bryntirion Avenue, Rhyl – both admitted causing the cat unnecessary suffering on or before 21 July.

Shocking video footage, captured by Brereton, shows Weir tossing the cat high into the air in a … Continue reading…

Cardiff Council has been urged by the RSPCA not to exclude dogs from marked sports pitches within the local authority area.

The council is currently consulting on a Public Spaces Protection Order for the area, including proposed new controls around dogs.

RSPCA Cymru fears banning dogs from marked sports pitches – as proposed – could risk demonising responsible owners and their pets.

The animal welfare charity has called on the Council to strive towards “integrated communities, with responsible pet and … Continue reading…

Electronic roadside signage in Wales will soon display messages highlighting the dangers of leaving canine companions in hot cars – and has been lauded as “great news for dogs” by a delighted RSPCA Cymru.

Correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport confirms that the Welsh Government will look to accommodate the messaging when signs are not being used for operational purposes.

RSPCA campaigners urge members of the public to dial 999 if they see a dog in distress … Continue reading…

Member of Parliament Susan Elan Jones has accompanied RSPCA inspector Kia Thomas on several calls around the Clwyd South constituency.

The ride-along gave Ms Jones an opportunity to experience the day to day inspectorate work, which on this occasion included an alleged dog beating report and complaints regarding the condition of a sheep and a pony.

Susan Elan Jones MP said: “I had a great day with Kia. It’s been fascinating to see how much the RSPCA support people with … Continue reading…