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…

Reintroduction of Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill remains an option.

Wednesday 25 September 2013

RSPCA Cymru is disappointed that the National Assembly for Wales has agreed a motion granting permission for Westminster to legislate on matters of dog control on Wales’ behalf but is encouraged that reintroduction of the Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill remains an option.

In May the Welsh Government decided to suspend its Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill, which had broad support from the public, animal charities … Continue reading…

Final preparations are taking place for the biggest event in RSPCA Great Ayton Animal Centre’s calendar – the summer Gala Day and Fun Dog Show.


The event takes place on Sunday 1 September at the animal centre on Yarm Lane in Great Ayton and everyone is invited to attend.


Olivia Hatcher, deputy manager of RSPCA Great Ayton said: “It’s an extremely busy time, as you can imagine, as the planning and organisation is all done on top of … Continue reading…

Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre have nine ‘Super Staffies’ looking for new homes

Friday 23 August 2013

RSPCA Cymru’s animal centre in North Wales is making a special appeal for loving homes for nine Staffordshire Bull Terriers they have in their care.

Staff at Bryn-y-Maen in upper Colwyn Bay say all nine of the dogs have completely different characters and are looking for totally different homes. Some are energetic and active while others are more cuddly and happy with a short walk. … Continue reading…


Five years on from the documentary highlighting the suffering endured by many pedigree dogs not enough has been done and many dogs are still suffering needlessly.

Today marks the five year anniversary of the revealing BBC documentary ‘Pedigree Dogs Exposed’  which highlighted the shocking levels of suffering many pedigree dogs endure as a result of the way they are bred. We have produced a progress report, Pedigree dog breeding progress report (60KB PDF), highlighting the areas where urgent … Continue reading…