Dog owners have been urged to leave their canine companions at home if they’re heading to next week’s Royal Welsh Agricultural Show.

Show go-ers are not permitted by event organisers to bring their dogs to the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, prompting concern by the RSPCA that some may be left inside a warm vehicle.

Unfortunately, dogs being left inside cars has been a problem at previous events – and the RSPCA has installed signage at the event highlighting the dangers, … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru and Jayne Bryant AM are celebrating “great news for dogs” – as Wales becomes the first nation in Great Britain to utilise Variable Message Signs on the road network to highlight the dangers of leaving canine companions locked inside warm vehicles.

The animal welfare charity and the Newport West Assembly Member teamed-up to urge the Welsh Government to include the messaging on signage across Wales during spells of warm weather.

It was confirmed that – from the beginning … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru continues to receive hundreds of “troubling” calls annually about dogs left in hot cars – despite a major campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of doing so.

Over the past two years there have been nearly 1,000 calls to the RSPCA in Wales in regards to concerns of animals exposed to heat – 494 calls in 2018 and 497 calls in 2017. A huge majority of these calls were in relation to dogs in hot cars.

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Electronic roadside signage in Wales will soon display messages highlighting the dangers of leaving canine companions in hot cars – and has been lauded as “great news for dogs” by a delighted RSPCA Cymru.

Correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport confirms that the Welsh Government will look to accommodate the messaging when signs are not being used for operational purposes.

RSPCA campaigners urge members of the public to dial 999 if they see a dog in distress … Continue reading…

An RSPCA Cymru staff member locked himself in a hot car to experience the dangers dogs face when left in vehicles in warmer conditions.

RSPCA media relations officer Chris O’Brien spent just over 26 minutes locked in a stationary vehicle last Friday (29 June) – and the temperature sky-rocketed from 23.3°C to more than 57°C degrees.

The video – shot over a series of updates – shows the temperature inside the car increase to over 35°C after five minutes, 43.6°C … Continue reading…