5th July 2013

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed an announcement from the Minister for Natural Resources and Food which confirms that the draft Animal Welfare (Breeding of Dogs) (Wales) regulations have been withdrawn with immediate effect.

The Society had highlighted a worrying discrepancy contained within the draft regulations regarding a minimum staff:dog ratio. Subsequently, the Minister has withdrawn the regulations and officials will now undertake a further consultation over the summer months.

Claire Lawson, RSPCA Cymru Head of External Affairs, said: … Continue reading…

04.06.13

We are urging people not to bring dogs to Appleby Horse Fair, Cumbria for the annual Gypsy and Traveller event, which starts on Thursday (6-12 June).

Despite advising people of the dangers, our officers pulled two dogs out of hot cars again during the 2012 event. Their owners were given cautions.

Dogs die in hot cars

RSPCA Chief Inspector Rob Melloy, said:

It’s unacceptable. Dogs shouldn’t be brought to the fair at all, it is quite simply no place

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03.06.13

The RSPCA is urging people not to bring dogs to Appleby Horse Fair, Cumbria for the annual Gypsy and Traveller event, which starts on Thursday (6-12 June)*.

Despite advising people of the dangers, the RSPCA pulled two dogs out of hot cars again during the 2012 event. Their owners were given cautions.

RSPCA chief inspector Rob Melloy said:

“Dogs shouldn’t be brought to the fair at all, it is quite simply no place for them. Horses can get ‘spooked’

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We share support for consolidated law and control notices

17.05.13
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee yesterday (Thursday, 16 May) released a report on dog control and welfare.

The report suggests dog legislation should be consolidated and tougher limitsshould be introduced on dog breeding.

David Bowles, the RSPCA’s head of public affairs, said:

“The RSPCA has tirelessly lobbied successive governments to introduce a consolidated Act to legislate on dog control and dog breeding, and are delighted to see … Continue reading…

25.04.13

Welsh Government plans to make microchipping compulsory for all dogs in Wales have been welcomed by RSPCA Cymru.

The animal welfare charity has been leading the campaign on this issue in Wales for several years. RSPCA Cymru believes that compulsory microchipping will help make it easier to identify the owners of those dogs that have strayed or are being mistreated, neglected, abandoned or lost.

Claire Lawson, RSPCA Cymru head of external affairs said:

“Although we welcome this announcement, we

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