The RSPCA has launched an appeal for information after an underweight, dead, maggot-infested French bulldog puppy was found wrapped in a towel by a Merthyr riverbank.

 A member of the public made the shock discovery on 24 July, opposite Merthyr College, by the bank of the River Taff in the centre of the South Wales town.

The French bulldog’s body was found wrapped in a yellow towel – and after being examined by a vet was found to have suspicious … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has renewed calls for the retention of a full ban on electronic training devices on dogs and cats in Wales, as legislation outlawing the devices passes 100 months on the statute book.

The animal welfare charity say calls to relax, or water down, the ban on electronic training devices – namely around containment fencing – would prove “detrimental for pet welfare”. RSPCA Cymru has long opposed use of the devices, which they say can cause fear and pain … Continue reading…

He’s had a major celebrity endorsement, column inches and plenty of social media shares – but beautiful Benjamin is still seeking his forever home happiness.

The ten-year-old, tan-coloured crossbreed has now spent eight months in the care of the RSPCA’s Newport Animal Centre and – despite proving a huge hit with the staff and celebrities alike – is attracting very little interest from prospective adopters.

Benjamin came into the care of the RSPCA following the death of his previous owner, … Continue reading…

As temperatures continue to soar across Wales, RSPCA Cymru has received a further 51 calls over the previous three days about members of the public concerned about animals kept in hot environments.

Throughout England and Wales, the total number of calls to the RSPCA amounted to 562 – with the clear majority understood to relate to dogs left in hot vehicles.

Tuesday 26 June

14

Wednesday 27 June

21

Thursday 28 June

16

RSPCA Cymru continues to warn members of … Continue reading…

Dog owners have only days remaining to snap up their spot at the waggiest, woofiest mass dog walk of the year.

RSPCA Cymru is hosting BIG Walkies LIVE at Sophia Gardens, Bute Park this Sunday (June 10) – with the event getting underway at 10am.

Pet experts at the animal charity have flagged the importance to dogs of “at least daily exercise, and appropriate opportunities to explore, investigate and sniff”, with BIG Walkies LIVE “an amazing event for dogs and … Continue reading…