RSPCA Cymru has given a warm welcome to a new Welsh Government announcement which could lead to “significant progress” in enhancing animal welfare standards across the country.

In a wide-ranging statement, Lesley Griffiths, the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs this afternoon (June 19) outlined her future plans for companion animal welfare in the National Assembly for Wales.

The Welsh Government confirmed it will work the Animal Welfare Network for Wales to explore whether the introduction of Codes … Continue reading…

An RSPCA inspector has expressed her “shock and dismay” after a young female kitten was left alone and abandoned in a zipped-up handbag down a Cardiff lane.

She was found in the bag by a member of the public, near their home on Albany Road, at approximately 4pm last Wednesday (6 June).

It was clear an attempt had been made to trap the kitten within the handbag, as the zip was completely done up aside from a very small gap…. Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru officers rescued almost 23 animals each and every day in 2017, as new figures – for RSPCA Week – highlight the breadth of the charity’s frontline work.

The new data, launched today (14 June) within the RSPCA’s Annual Summary for Wales, shows the RSPCA inspectorate rescued 8,220 animals – including pets, farm animals and wildlife – throughout 2017.

More rescues were completed by the RSPCA over the year than in both 2016 and 2015, with the figure … Continue reading…

A rabbit who has been searching for a new home for almost SEVEN MONTHS is hoping to find her forever happiness this Rabbit Awareness Week.

Pippa, a white domestic rabbit, was found by a member of the public on a street in Cardiff in November 2017. It was feared the rabbit had been away from home for a long period of time, as she was found with bones visible, and patches of fur missing.

She was given treatment by the … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has given BBC Radio One a big thumbs up for including sky lanterns on a list of prohibited items for this weekend’s ‘Biggest Weekend’ in Swansea.

The charity regularly warns members of the public as to the dangers which sky lanterns can pose to animals – notably wildlife.

Balloons are also included on the list of items not permitted at the event; something the RSPCA says will prevent helium balloon releases which, too, pose risk to animals.

The … Continue reading…