Commenting on the report of recommendations to the Welsh Government by the Wales Animal Health and Welfare Framework Group on Wales’ dog breeding laws, RSPCA Assistant Director for External Relations Claire Lawson said:

“While the introduction of new dog breeding laws in 2014 marked a big step forward for canine welfare, RSPCA Cymru has long highlighted the need for future improvements to protect stud dogs, breeding bitches and puppies across the country – which is why this urgent review … Continue reading…

Commenting on the Welsh Government re-committing to a review of the Animal Welfare (Breeding of Dogs) (Wales) Regulations 2014, Claire Lawson said: “RSPCA Cymru has long been clear that while new dog breeding regulations were a big step forward, legislation would need to go a lot further to provide adequate protection.

“We have long welcomed the Welsh Government’s intention to review these regulations, to ensure they best compliment the anticipated ban on the third party sale of puppies.

“The … Continue reading…

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…

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…