The RSPCA has raced to the aid of a horse who became caught in barbed wire in Llanelli.

Officers from the animal welfare charity were notified after a member of the public spotted the horse’s plight in fields near the A4138 at Dafen on Saturday June 20.

The horse was half-way over a barbed wire fence, with his foot tangled in some wire netting below. The horse was in great danger of cutting his legs on the barbed wire fencing…. Continue reading…

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…

Rescue pets in the care of the RSPCA in Wales can be rehomed again for the first time since coronavirus restrictions came into force.

The Welsh Government is now directing animal rescue organisations to new Guidance that has been published by the Animal Welfare Network for Wales. This will allow rescue centres and animal welfare organisations to safely find new homes for animals in their care, or foster them out to temporary carers.

It is not permissible to open … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru officers are bracing themselves to help more hedgehogs in emergency situations this Hedgehog Awareness Week (May 3-9) – after responding to a remarkable 829 incidents involving the prickly creatures last year in Wales. 

The RSPCA has revealed that – across England and Wales – the animal welfare charity took in more hedgehogs to their wildlife centres last year than any other species of wildlife.

In total, more than 2,700 hedgehogs were admitted to RSPCA national wildlife centres – … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has launched an appeal for information following a cat shooting in Wrexham. 

Officers from the charity were alerted after a female cat, named Willow, was found to have a large air pellet lodged in the bone of her leg, near to the elbow joint.

Her owner – Katie Judd – rushed Willow, who is 11 and a half months old, to the vets after she was found outside her Minafon property on the evening of 18 April limping … Continue reading…