A ban on the use of wild animals in travelling circuses in Wales is one step closer to coming into force – after completing stage two of its legislative proceedings today (5 February).

Travelling circus life severely compromises welfare for wild animals – and the law will outlaw the use of wild animals in this environment; with Wales set to join 45 other countries globally who have taken action. The RSPCA has campaigned for decades for such a ban to … Continue reading…

The RSPCA’s Newport Animal Centre has launched a special appeal for blankets, towels and bedding, to help animals in their care.

Such items offer vital comfort for the host of dogs, cats and other small furry animals seeking a new forever home from the centre.

Tumble dryers at the site are currently awaiting repair – which has furthered the need for these essential items for animals based at the Hartridge Farm Road centre, which rehomes approximately 400 animals annually.

Staff … Continue reading…

An end to the “outdated practice” of giving pets as prizes is one step closer in Wales, after Wrexham Council became Wales’ third local authority to stop the practice on their land.

Wrexham Council have – following discussions with RSPCA Cymru -  confirmed that they will not grant licences to anyone planning on giving pets as prizes, including in the town centre and at local fairs; effectively banning the practice on their land.

Action follows a unanimous vote on the … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information following allegations of a dog beating incident on the streets of Pontypool.

The animal welfare charity has received reports alleging that a man has kicked and punched a small dog in the town.

Accusations have been made that the black dog has been beaten over a number of weeks – but the RSPCA urgently need any eye-witness testimony which may exist from witnesses.

Christine McNeil, RSPCA inspector, said: “We understand the great … Continue reading…

An urgent search for the owner of a dog has been launched – after he was hit by several cars on the A472 yesterday morning (6 November), near Pontypool roundabout.

The male chihuahua-cross dog was collected by the RSPCA having gone under a car on the A road.

Sadly, the dog is believed to have been struck by a number of vehicles after venturing into the road, and is carrying a bad head injury and likely broken hind legs. He … Continue reading…