RSPCA Cymru has today reassured animal lovers that it is continuing to rescue and rehome animals despite the coronavirus outbreak.

The animal charity which – across England and Wales – has a team of frontline officers, 17 animals centres, four wildlife centres and four animal hospitals, has put contingency plans in place to cope with the weeks and months ahead.

Chief executive, Chris Sherwood, said: “Thanks to our amazing, dedicated and professional team of staff and volunteers, the RSPCA is … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is looking for the owner of a tri-coloured lurcher dog, reportedly found on  mountain.

A member of the public reported finding the female dog some two weeks ago, but earlier enquiries to trace an owner have proven unsuccessful.

RSPCA Cymru initially had concerns about the dog’s welfare – but she has been found to be in good health.

The lurcher is not microchipped – a legal requirement and, as highlighted by the RSPCA, something that is critical in … Continue reading…

Conwy County Borough Council looks set to become the fifth local authority in Wales to back RSPCA plans to mitigate the risks posed by fireworks to animals in the local area.

The Council’s Economy and Place Overview Scrutiny Committee last Wednesday (4 March) backed a series of measures to reduce the risks posed by fireworks to animals in the Conwy area.

Proposals include publicising displays in advance so pet owners can be prepared, a public awareness campaign, and encouraging local … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information following the rescue of an underweight pony from Pontyclun.

Reports to the RSPCA claim the horse had been tethered on land without permission at Sevenoaks Fishery on Cowbridge Road in the South Wales community.

The animal welfare charity was notified on Monday (2 March), but it is believed the equine had been at the Pontyclun property for some while longer.

Vets found the pony to be in urgent need of treatment for worms and … Continue reading…

Commenting on the report of recommendations to the Welsh Government by the Wales Animal Health and Welfare Framework Group on Wales’ dog breeding laws, RSPCA Assistant Director for External Relations Claire Lawson said:

“While the introduction of new dog breeding laws in 2014 marked a big step forward for canine welfare, RSPCA Cymru has long highlighted the need for future improvements to protect stud dogs, breeding bitches and puppies across the country – which is why this urgent review … Continue reading…