The future of 137 animals has been safeguarded, after RSPCA Cymru took part in a multi-agency operation at a North Wales animal sanctuary on Tuesday (27 November), which saw a “Noah’s Ark” of animals removed from the site.

Pet, farm, exotic and wild animals were all taken from Capricorn Animal Rescue, in Padeswood, near Mold.

The intervention follows a Charity Commission statutory inquiry into Capricorn, following continued concerns about the sustainability and management of the charity.

Guy Hollander of Mazars … Continue reading…

As the one-month countdown to Christmas approaches, RSPCA Newport Animal Centre are offering the public the ideal opportunity to get into the festive spirit with their annual Christmas fete.

The fete takes place at Ringland Labour Club, in Newport’s Hillfield area on Saturday (24 November).

Attendees will have the chance to meet Father Christmas himself, at a Santa’s Grotto. There’ll also be face-painting, children’s games, stalls, various craft stalls, bric-a-brac; plus a host of traditional games – including raffle, tombola, … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has already received more calls in 2018 than the entire previous year regarding public concerns for animals related to fireworks. 

The animal welfare charity has received 34 reports in 2018, up to 11 November, from members of the public concerned that fireworks could be having a damaging impact on animal welfare.

Since 2013, the RSPCA in Wales has had 186 calls from the public – but 2018 is on course to be the busiest for calls, when compared … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is excited by the prospect of a “positive few years” for animal welfare, as the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths delivers an update to the National Assembly for Wales on her plans for the sector.

The Cabinet Secretary today (13 November) updated Assembly Members on the Welsh Government’s plans for animal welfare – including on proposals to potentially ban third party puppy and kitten sales, the importance of Wales being a “free-range nation” and CCTV in … Continue reading…

A Swansea-based swan had a lucky escape after being freed from dangerous fishing litter by RSPCA officers.

The animal welfare charity was alerted after the swan was spotted with a fishing hook stuck through his beak in ponds at the Swansea Enterprise Park, known locally as the half-round ponds, near the Wyevale.

A kind-hearted member of the public had spotted the bird’s plight – and the RSPCA removed the fishing line and rig, before releasing the swan back to the … Continue reading…