RSPCA Cymru has urged the Welsh Government to ensure a recent review into dog breeding leads to “meaningful change” to better protect dogs and puppies in Wales.

The comments come as the Welsh Government today (18 November) publishes their response to an expert Task and Finish Group published earlier this year by the Wales Animal Health and Welfare Framework Group.

RSPCA Cymru inputted into the review via its role as part of the Animal Welfare Network for Wales.

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A cat has been reunited with his family after EIGHT YEARS – all thanks to a Mo-mentous microchip.

Black cat Mo is back with the Harris family in the Birchgrove area of Swansea, after being rescued by the RSPCA in the Llansamlet area of the city.

Mo had been well looked after, but sadly his most recent owner had passed away – and the cats were temporarily being fed by a kind-hearted neighbour before the RSPCA was contacted to help…. Continue reading…

RSPCA rescuers in Wales will continue to respond to emergencies and cruelty calls during the upcoming ‘firebreak’ lockdown – which starts tomorrow (Friday 23 October) at 6pm. 

The animal welfare charity has reassured animal lovers they will still be dealing with emergency calls made to their helpline as usual in Wales despite the new restrictions. The RSPCA frontline rescuers – along with staff who work in animal centres/clinics – are classed as critical (key) workers.

However the new ‘firebreak’ lockdown … Continue reading…

Two birds have been shot on the North Park Estate in Cardigan, prompting the RSPCA to launch an appeal for information.

Officers from the charity were alerted after a gull and a pigeon were found injured in the same area on Saturday 12 September.

Veterinary examination – at Priory Vets in the Pwllhai area of Cardigan – confirmed both birds had been injured by pellet wounds – likely from an air rifle.

Sadly, the gull had to be put to … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is celebrating news that the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill has been given Royal Assent.

A Royal Assent ceremony took place today (7 September), with the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths and First Minister Mark Drakeford present. The law is set to come into force on 1 December.

The legislation follows some 14 years of campaigning by the RSPCA, since the relevant powers were devolved to Wales – and will make it an … Continue reading…