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.

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A black Labrador has been rescued by the RSPCA after becoming trapped in bushes on a steep cliff edge in the Wrexham area.

The animal welfare charity was alerted after the dog’s owner reported that her pet had become stranded at the spot by Bridge Street in Holt – situated close to the border with England. The rescue was completed on 29 July.

Worryingly – amid sweltering hot weather conditions – the terrified dog was stuck on uneven ground and … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an emaciated and suffering dog was found in Maltby, South Yorkshire. 


Dingo – as he’s been named by RSPCA staff – came into our care on Monday (1 July) after a call to our cruelty line.


RSPCA Inspector Sara Jordan said: “He was found by a teenager in woods in Maltby and taken home after it became apparent he was alone and in poor condition.


“He was very thin and … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is looking for a special person for lurcher Marley to call his own.


Marley – who is around two years old – lived on the streets with his former owner but could not cope with the freezing conditions. 


He came into RSPCA care with another dog called Daisy who has already been re-homed.


Suzanne Watkins from RSPCA Northumberland West Branch, who are caring for Marley, said: “Marley has been looking for his special person for … Continue reading…

An Abertillery couple have been fined after their dog was found straying in a “woeful condition”, with the owners’ failure to secure earlier, urgent treatment causing the crossbreed to suffer.

Both Andrew Morris, 58, and Susan Lillian Morris, 56, pleaded guilty to two Animal Welfare Act offences at Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court last Monday (10 June) concerning the dog, named Tia.

They were tracked down after the stray dog’s microchip was scanned.

Sadly, vets had found the dog to be in … Continue reading…