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.

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Officers from the RSPCA will be pulling on their drysuits to make a final sweep of the River Eden today, ahead of Appleby Horse Fair*.

 

The annual Gypsy and traveller event starts tomorrow (Thursday 2-Monday 6 June) in the Cumbrian town.

 

RSPCA staff removed about half a tonne of dangerous debris from the spot popular for the washing of horses, including gates, fence posts and rusty farm equipment last week.

 

RSPCA chief inspector Rob Melloy said: “It … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people not to bring dogs to Appleby Horse Fair*, which starts tomorrow (Thursday 4-Monday 8 June) in the Cumbrian town of Appleby-in-Westmorland.

 

RSPCA animal welfare officers say they spent more time dealing with dogs in hot cars last year than incidents involving horses.

 

RSPCA chief inspector Rob Melloy said: “We’re being loud and clear on this subject – don’t bring dogs to Appleby Horse Fair.

 

“Last year four collie-type dogs were removed from … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has hit out at owners who left their dogs in hot cars over the weekend, despite repeated warnings about the dangers.

 

The animal welfare charity was inundated with hundreds of complaints over the weekend from people who spotted animals suffering as the temperature rocketed to 90 degrees in some parts of the country.

 

Around 350 calls about animals trapped in hot cars came into the RSPCA’s National Control Centre over the weekend of 6-7 July. Unfortunately … Continue reading…

06.07.13

We are urging pet owners not to forget their animals as summer finally arrives, with temperatures set to soar this weekend.

We are reminding people of how hazardous the inside of the vehicle can be for dogs.

We’re concerned that people are not taking on advice and are continuing to leave their animals in places that are far too hot.

RSPCA animal centre manager Darren Parrish said:

“With the changeable weather recently people may have been even more forgetful

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