The Welsh Government has announced its intention to ban the third party sale of puppies and kittens in Wales, in a move welcomed by RSPCA Cymru.

In a written statement, Lesley Griffiths, the Minister for Environment, Energy & Rural Affairs, confirmed that – following a supportive consultation – she proposes “to introduce a ban on the third party sales of puppies and kittens”.

The move would mean anyone looking to buy or adopt a puppy or kitten must either … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a litter of kittens were dumped in a pub toilet in Lincoln – for a second time.

 

The kittens were found in a black bag with the words ‘May Contain Prosecco’ printed on it in the men’s toilet at The Ritz Wetherspoon’s pub on the High Street at around 7pm on Tuesday (25 June).

 

The same thing happened in March last year. 

 

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Paula Jones said: “I … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two kittens were dumped in a bin in Gateshead.

 

They were discovered at around 9am last Monday (28 January) in the industrial bin at the back of St Chad’s Community Project, Liddell Terrace. 

 

RSPCA inspector Suzanne Edgar said: “The person who found them said the bin lid was closed and when they opened it the kittens were just sitting there looking up them.

 

“They took some photos (above) before climbing … Continue reading…

RSPCA staff to take part in cattery sleepover to raise money for moggies this Halloween

The staff at RSPCA South Godstone Animal Centre in Surrey are taking part in a ‘spooky’ cattery sleepover to raise much-needed funds for the 61 cats currently in their care.

The sponsored sleepover will take place on Wednesday (24 October) with four members of staff camping out overnight in the main corridor area of the cattery alongside the cat pods.

 

The cattery has also … Continue reading…

An RSPCA inspector has expressed her “shock and dismay” after a young female kitten was left alone and abandoned in a zipped-up handbag down a Cardiff lane.

She was found in the bag by a member of the public, near their home on Albany Road, at approximately 4pm last Wednesday (6 June).

It was clear an attempt had been made to trap the kitten within the handbag, as the zip was completely done up aside from a very small gap…. Continue reading…