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…

RSPCA Cymru rescued 7,642 animals across Wales in 2016, new figures show as the charity celebrates ‘RSPCA Week’ (12 – 18 of June).

More animals were collected and rescued by the RSPCA in Wales in 2016 than during the previous year, while new statistics also show the RSPCA’s success in utilising non-statutory welfare and improvement notices to prevent animal suffering.

Animal rescues took RSPCA officers to the most diverse and unpredictable situations in 2016 – including a kitten trapped on … Continue reading…

20.06.14

New polling of public, politicians and animal welfare experts highlights the need for the government to lead the way – and identifies the plight of research animals, breeding animals and those hunted for sport as top priorities.

This week we  hosted an animal welfare debate with leading animal welfarists and members of parliament at the site of our very first meeting back in 1824.

The panel was chaired by our head of public affairs and included:

The RSPCA is releasing its annual cruelty statistics for 2013 and West Yorkshire comes out worst across England and Wales for the number of people convicted of animal welfare offences.

 

One hundred and twenty six people were convicted of offences in West Yorkshire last year after the RSPCA brought prosecutions. Durham had the second-highest figure with 100 people convicted*.

 

The figures are just some of those which form part of the charity’s Prosecutions Annual Report**, published to coincide … Continue reading…

16.06.14

World renowned experts debate whose responsibility it is to treat animals humanely and how far we have progressed in the last 190 years.

We are celebrating our 190-year anniversary and to commemorate this we are hosting a debate with invited experts at the location of our first ever meeting in St Martin’s Lane, London.  This will be the start of a national conversation about who is responsible for animal welfare and where the challenges will occur in the future…. Continue reading…