Local authorities, housing providers and other public bodies are being urged to show their commitment to animal welfare and apply for a prestigious RSPCA PawPrints award – with the application window opening today (9 April).

PawPrints remains the only award scheme recognising good practice from public bodies in relation to animal welfare.

The scheme – which has recently rebranded after more than a decade as the Community Animal Welfare Footprints (CAWF) – was first established in 2008.

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A man who was caught illegally smuggling puppies via Holyhead has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

Ben James Illidge (d.o.b 22/12/1983), of Wilson Crescent, Northwich, was sentenced at Caernarfon Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday 13 July), having previously pleaded guilty to a series of charges.

Illidge was caught – in November 2016 – seeking to smuggle 35 puppies through Holyhead Port in hugely inappropriate conditions. He was identified as part of Operation Delphin, a multi-agency operation tackling the scourge of … Continue reading…

Public service organisations across Wales have again been invited to share best practice and outstanding contributions to animal welfare, via RSPCA Cymru’s Community Animal Welfare Footprints. 

The scheme recognises Local Authorities, housing providers and others within the public sector achieving higher animal welfare standards – and is the only such scheme of its kind in Wales.

RSPCA’s Community Animal Welfare Footprints (CAWF) celebrates good practice, by providing recognition to those going above and beyond statutory service requirements.

The four Footprint … Continue reading…

Almost 100 puppies were rescued at Holyhead Port in the early hours of Tuesday morning, as part of an RSPCA-led, multi-agency operation tackling illegal animal importation.

The incident has been labelled a “shocking example” of the scale of the puppy trade, with the puppies – of various breeds including Beagles, Basset Hounds, Labradoodles and Pomeranians – treated as “cash bonanza” for organised criminal groups.

Following an intelligence-led move, two consignments of puppies were intercepted by Border Force as part of … Continue reading…

Friday 4 April 2014

RSPCA Cymru is pleased to announce the launch of the Community Animal Welfare Footprint (CAWF) awards scheme for 2014.

Established in 2008, CAWF is the only award scheme in England and Wales that recognises the commitment and achievement of Local Authorities, contingency planners and housing providers in improving and delivering animal welfare.

There are four award categories – stray dog provision, contingency planning, housing provision and animal welfare; with bronze, silver and gold standards for each…. Continue reading…