A special scheme working with South Wales’ traveller community to improve animal welfare standards has been recognised with a coveted RSPCA Cymru award.

Shared Regulatory Services (SRS), a partnership between Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan Councils, picked up an RSPCA Innovator award at a ceremony at the National Assembly for Wales on Monday (October 23).

Innovator awards recognise pioneering and imaginative steps taken to improve animal welfare, and are chosen by an independent panel of expert judges, as … Continue reading…

Assembly Member for Neath Jeremy Miles has experienced the day-to-day life of an RSPCA inspector, praising the “good work” carried out by the charity on the frontline.

Mr Miles accompanied RSPCA inspector Neill Manley on several calls in and around his Neath constituency on Wednesday (30 August).

The ride-along gave Mr Miles a chance to experience what RSPCA inspectors deal with on a day-to-day basis, with incidents related to animal abandonments, and advising owners on the importance of neutering and … Continue reading…

Six schools have shone the spotlight on who has responsibility for animal welfare, in the landmark setting of the old National Assembly for Wales debating chamber.

Llantwit Major Comprehensive, St Richard Gwyn RC High (Barry), Builth Wells High, Cardiff High, Cardinal Newman RC (Rhydyfelin), and Lewis School Pengam all took part in RSPCA Cymru’s annual ‘Great Debate’ event, on Friday 23 June.

The Siambr Hywel debate focuses on six groups who all have a role in promoting and protecting the … Continue reading…

Responding to the announcement from the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths AM, concerning Bovine Tb, a spokesperson for RSPCA Cymru said: 

“Bovine Tb is a devastating disease for many animals, which can have a massive impact on Wales’ farming community. RSPCA Cymru remains steadfast in its commitment to working with stakeholders to support eradication, which must be the priority.

“We welcome the Welsh Government’s decision to not pursue an England-style cull of badgers, which has been … Continue reading…

South Wales West Assembly Member Dr Dai Lloyd has hit the road with an RSPCA inspector, experiencing the frontline work the charity does each and every day to protect animals, and promote their welfare.

Dr Lloyd spent time with RSPCA inspector Leigh Summers on 26 April, responding to animal welfare enquiries in the Neath and Port Talbot areas.

The day-out provided a snapshot of some of the enquiries RSPCA offices respond to, including complaints about an underweight dog, animals kept … Continue reading…