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…

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…