RSPCA Cymru is bracing itself for the toughest Christmas yet as the charity fears the financial strain from the Coronavirus pandemic could mean a rise in pets being abandoned and neglected.

Last Christmas Day, across England and Wales, the RSPCA received more than 950 calls, the highest number since 2013 and it received 63,000 calls throughout December, or 2,000 a day, making it the busiest Christmas period for at least four years.

In Wales, the charity dealt with 4,171 incidents … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the presentation of a report from a Member of the Senedd to the Welsh Government focussed on the importance of supporting homeless people with dogs to access safe accommodation.

Jack Sargeant, MS for Alyn and Deeside, has submitted the ‘Pet Friendly Paw-licy’ to the Welsh Government, following discussions with a host of animal welfare organisations and housing groups – including the RSPCA.

The new report highlights that pet ownership must not be a barrier to accessing … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has welcomed confirmation from the Welsh Government that a ban on the commercial third party selling of puppies and kittens will be introduced before the end of the Welsh Parliamentary term.

Lesley Griffiths, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, confirmed the news in a written statement to Members of the Senedd yesterday (5 October).

It follows a public consultation on the issue, which found that 98 percent of respondents backed a ban on third party selling in … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has dealt with 1,641 animal welfare incidents in the month following the nation entering lockdown. 

Dramatic new figures show that – despite the Covid-19 restrictions – the RSPCA is dealing with more than 51 incidents each and every day in Wales.

The charity has released the figures as part of its emergency appeal, launched to keep its rescue teams out on the road during the Coronavirus crisis and continuing to reach and rescue animals most in need. … Continue reading…

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…