Nominations for the 2019 RSPCA honours are open – and animal campaigners and advocates across Wales have the chance to pick up a host of gongs.

RSPCA Cymru – alongside celebrity supporter and comedian John Bishop – is urging people across Wales to think about animal champions they may know who deserve recognition for their hard work.

Nominations can be made via the RSPCA website.

Recent winners of an RSPCA honour have included Michael Sharratt, of Whitland, who helped … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has awarded an honour to one of the founders of a wildlife rescue in Wales.

Michael Sharratt, of Whitland, has dedicated his life to wildlife welfare for over 50 years. He helped to set up the badger group in West Wales, known as Badger Watch and Rescue Dyfed, and is still an active member.

He was awarded the prestigious Queen Victoria Silver Award at a star studded ceremony at the Royal Society in London, hosted by Alastair Stewart … Continue reading…

Former BBC anchor Mel Doel has been given a prestigious animal welfare award by the RSPCA, recognising her immense commitment to animal welfare.

The RSPCA Richard Martin Gold Award is one of the highest honours the RSPCA can bestow, and recognises outstanding contributions towards improving the welfare of animals.

Ms Doel works closely with RSPCA Cymru, and has supported the charity with the production of a series of short films, in conjunction with students from The College Merthyr Tydfil.

She … Continue reading…


We have awarded medals to marines and firefighters for their role in the daring rescue of a pony from a clifftop.

Five Royal Marines and three members of the Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service were presented with gallantry medals for saving the pony which had tumbled 80 feet down a cliff in February last year 2013.

Rope rescue teams and two Royal Marine crafts swung into action when the wild Dartmoor pony was spotted on a precarious ledge over … Continue reading…