RSPCA Cymru has urged families thinking of getting a puppy this summer to consider the benefits of adopting a rescue dog – as shocking new figures reveal reports received by the charity about puppy trade concerns in Wales have soared 330% in the last decade.

Advice has been issued to prospective dog owners as the bombshell new figures reveal that the murky puppy trade is a growing problem in Wales.

RSPCA dog welfare expert Lisa Hens said: “It is distressing … Continue reading…

A husband and wife from Mountain Ash narrowly avoided being sent to prison for their failure to meet the needs of 15 Labrador puppies they were selling to unsuspecting members of the public for approximately £450 each.

Darrall Webber, 47, and Sally Webber, 42, of Brynheulog, Mountain Ash both pleaded guilty to two Animal Welfare Act offences on Wednesday (12 June) at Merthyr Magistrates Court.

RSPCA Cymru says the case amounted to a “shocking example of greed and profits being … Continue reading…

Regulations for dog breeding establishments will contain a minimum staff:dog ratio of 1 to 20 excluding puppies.

Monday 23 December 2013

RSPCA Cymru is deeply disappointed that the Welsh Government is proceeding with plans to implement regulations for dog breeding establishments in Wales which could see a single member of staff looking after hundreds of dogs and puppies at the same time.

The Welsh Government has confirmed this evening that they intend to proceed with a minimum staff to dog … Continue reading…

Campaign opposes Welsh Government proposals on staff to dog ratio at breeding establishments.

Tuesday 1 October 2013

RSPCA Cymru has launched a campaign opposing Welsh Government proposals which could see a single member of staff in a dog breeding establishment looking after hundreds of dogs and puppies at the same time.

The campaign is asking the Welsh public to speak up for puppies born at these establishments by telling the Welsh Government that one individual cannot provide appropriate care for … Continue reading…

5th July 2013

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed an announcement from the Minister for Natural Resources and Food which confirms that the draft Animal Welfare (Breeding of Dogs) (Wales) regulations have been withdrawn with immediate effect.

The Society had highlighted a worrying discrepancy contained within the draft regulations regarding a minimum staff:dog ratio. Subsequently, the Minister has withdrawn the regulations and officials will now undertake a further consultation over the summer months.

Claire Lawson, RSPCA Cymru Head of External Affairs, said: … Continue reading…