RSPCA Cymru has welcomed an announcement from the Welsh Government which could pave the way for major restrictions being placed on the keeping of primates as pets in Wales for the first time, in what has been labelled a “big win” for the charity’s long-running campaign. 

On Tuesday (22 June), the Welsh Government published a legislative consent motion concerning the UK Government’s Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill, promoting a joined-up approach on a host of animal welfare policies between … Continue reading…

A cat was remarkably found nestled in the bonnet of a car – after the driver had made a 15-mile journey to a pet store in Newport!

The driver had travelled from Blackwood to the Mendalgief Retail Park in Newport, where Pets at Home is located; as is – conveniently – an RSPCA Adoption Centre!

A member of the public walking across the car park noticed a tail hanging beneath the vehicle – and a Pets at Home staff member … Continue reading…

An RSPCA officer is swapping his inspectorate uniform for his running shorts – as he looks to chalk-up a 590-mile lap of South Wales to raise funds for animals in need.

David Milborrow – who has been on the frontline for the RSPCA since 2014 – is running an entire lap of South Wales, and hopes to have completed his on-foot tour of the region by the end of 2021.

The RSPCA officer, however, faces “huge logistical challenges” – as … Continue reading…

A patterdale terrier dog who was found with “horrendous” injuries potentially caused by badger baiting is seeking a new forever home after recovering in the care of the RSPCA.

Fig was found by members of the public after straying into a yard at Painscastle in Mid Wales on Wednesday 14 October.

He had gruesome injuries to his mouth, jaw and lips – which were consistent with badger baiting, prompting the RSPCA to begin enquiries and appeal to the public for … Continue reading…

The dangers fishing litter pose to Wales’ wildlife has again come under the spotlight, after the RSPCA raced to the rescue of a troubled swan at Pen-Y-Fan Pond in Crumlin.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after a member of the public spotted the swan with fishing line caught around their legs and back.

Officers from the charity continue to respond to animal welfare emergencies amid the coronavirus outbreak. The RSPCA says the incident acts as another reminder as to the dangers … Continue reading…