Dogs from across North East Wales have been invited to put their best paw forward, for a free-of-charge RSPCA branch Big Walkies event this weekend (Sunday 16 December).

The RSPCA’s Wrexham & Deeside branch has teamed-up with Barks Boot Camp to host the mass Wepre Park dog walk, in Connah’s Quay, Flintshire.

Registration is free and begins at 10am, before the dog walk starts at 10.30am. It is estimated that the walk will take between 45 minutes and one hour … Continue reading…

A Pembrokeshire man has been fined after causing his 13-year-old dog to suffer with hyperthermia after leaving him in a hot car amid sweltering, dangerous June weather conditions.

John Foster, aged 66, of Merrion Village, Castlemartin, admitted causing his crossbreed dog – Boysie – to suffer after confining the dog to the boot of a hatchback car on 30 June, shortly after 1pm.

He pleaded guilty to an Animal Welfare Act offence at Haverfordwest Magistrates’ Court yesterday afternoon (19 November)…. Continue reading…

Cardiff Council has been urged by the RSPCA not to exclude dogs from marked sports pitches within the local authority area.

The council is currently consulting on a Public Spaces Protection Order for the area, including proposed new controls around dogs.

RSPCA Cymru fears banning dogs from marked sports pitches – as proposed – could risk demonising responsible owners and their pets.

The animal welfare charity has called on the Council to strive towards “integrated communities, with responsible pet and … Continue reading…

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…

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…