Wrexham County Borough Council has become North Wales’ first local authority to formally back RSPCA plans to mitigate the risks posed by fireworks to animals in the local area.

Councillors backed a host of measures on Wednesday (18 December) – which will help ensure pet owners in the local area can be prepared for the loud bangs associated with fireworks, while also promoting their responsible use, and raising awareness.

Wrexham’s action follows recent steps taken by Neath Port Talbot Council … Continue reading…

Eggnog the hamster will have a very happy Christmas after all – despite being abandoned in bitterly cold temperatures on the streets of Swansea.

The tiny Russian dwarf hamster was found by a family on the pavement outside their home in the Penllergaer area of the city.

RSPCA Cymru say it is “shocking” someone would dump a hamster like this – but are “over the moon” that Eggnog has been saved.

The hamster was found near a small pile of … Continue reading…

A black and fawn pug has been found in a Lliswerry Park in a “devastating state” with injuries consistent with dog fighting.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after a member of the public spotted the struggling dog in Black Ash Park in Newport on 12 May.

The dog was unable to walk, and was covered in nasty wounds which vets thought were several days old, and potentially indicated fighting activity.

The pug was rushed to a local veterinary practice, where he … Continue reading…

Approximately 400 humans and hundreds of dogs took over Bute Park on Saturday (May 18) as the hotly-anticipated Big Walkies Live returned to Cardiff.

The event marked a “celebration of dogs of all shapes and sizes” – as canines and their owners enjoyed two scenic walk routes through the beautiful surroundings of the central Cardiff-based park.

Attendees also savoured the Big Walkies Live event village – including entertainment from Radio Cardiff 98.7FM DJs Wyburn & Wayne, plus refreshments, stalls and … Continue reading…

The horrific discovery of four blood-soaked dead puppies inside a sack has been made in Merthyr Tydfil. 

A council worker found the puppies dumped near a bridge in Pontsarn on Tuesday (19 February), and alerted the RSPCA.

The puppies were found in a sack of dog food, marked “GAIN greyhound 28”.  All were covered in blood – and an RSPCA Cymru inspector says the circumstances are “deeply worrying and suspicious”.

All puppies are lurcher-type, appear to be from the same … Continue reading…