RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the Welsh Government’s decision to divert money which may have been used for killing badgers on a few farms to fund badger vaccination on a wider scale instead, and praised the decision to continue to focus largely on cattle measures, as the fight against the spread of Bovine TB continues.

The Welsh Government has this week announced a 12-week consultation focussed on a refreshed approach to Wales’ TB Eradication Programme.

Proposals include exploring the appropriate … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information after a tabby and white cat was found in Newbridge – with worrying gastric problems.

The animal welfare charity was alerted after a member of the public found the cat in a bad way on Sunday (November 7) near Tynewydd Primary School in the Newbridge area.

There are ongoing welfare concerns regarding the cat, who has been nicknamed Hope. She has blood in her diarrhoea, and vets have linked these to gastric … Continue reading…

A sparrowhawk has been rescued from beneath netting atop a building society in the centre of Cardiff.

RSPCA Cymru came to the aid of the bird of prey after a member of the public reported his plight.

The bird had flown into the netted area via an open wooden door – but was then unable to find an exit back into the open despite attempts to guide him out by kind-hearted staff at the building.

Inspector Sophie Daniels raced to … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is “delighted” with how public bodies continued to prioritise animal welfare amid the Covid-19 pandemic – as the charity gives out 11 awards in Wales as part of its prestigious PawPrints scheme.

The charity has announced those public bodies recognised for going above and beyond statutory minimums in how they promote welfare – including in their approaches to dealing with stray dogs and planning for local emergencies.

PawPrints – formerly known as the Community Animal Welfare Footprints (CAWF) … Continue reading…

An appeal for information has been launched by the RSPCA after a cat was shot near Builth Wells.

Lily, an 18-month old tabby cat, was found by her owners on the morning of 13 September in her bed at Church Cottage, Aberedw with injuries caused by two air gun pellets.

Vets confirmed the cat had been shot by an air weapon – and sadly the extent of her injuries meant her front right leg had to be amputated.

Anyone who … Continue reading…