A striking image of penguins walking in the Falkland Islands – captured by a youngster from West Wales – has been awarded Runner Up prize in the Under 12s category of the prestigious RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2019. 

`March of the Penguins’  was taken by 8-year-old Michael Johnson-Browne from Haverfordwest, whose award-winning photo was singled out from thousands of entries.

Youngsters aged up to 18 years old had been invited to capture the animal kingdom on camera or a mobile … Continue reading…

Councillors in Rhondda Cynon Taf have unanimously backed action that could mitigate the risks fireworks can pose to animals and their welfare.

RSPCA Cymru say the local authority has made a “hugely important statement”, as RCT becomes the second Council to act following Neath Port Talbot, on Wednesday 27 November.

Councillors supported RCT exploring ensuring all public firework displays in the area are advertised in advance of the event – allowing residents to take precautions for their animals.

Plans were … Continue reading…

A woman from Castleford has been given a suspended prison sentence and disqualified from keeping all animals for life after an RSPCA prosecution. 

 

Victoria Louise Chamberlain (D.O.B 06.09.99) of Moor Road, Featherstone, Pontefract appeared before Leeds Magistrates’ Court last Tuesday (3 December).

 

She was convicted in her absence of two offences* on Friday 22 November – one of causing unnecessary suffering to Sasha by failing to provide vet treatment and one of causing unnecessary suffering to her by … Continue reading…

Neath Port Talbot Council has become Wales’ first local authority to back a series of measures to mitigate the risks fireworks can pose to animals and their welfare.

Councillors unanimously backed noise limits and tougher restrictions on firework displays on Wednesday (27 November), to help ease difficulties for animals, and vulnerable people.

NPT’s move follows the launch of the RSPCA’s ‘Bang Out Of Order’ campaign; encouraging the responsible use of fireworks, and the adoption of tighter regulations concerning … Continue reading…

Shetland pony Tink was found by the RSPCA alone and up to her tummy in a muddy, wet field – but is now thriving in the charity’s care. 

Tink’s story of triumph over adversity has seen her chosen as the star of the charity’s Christmas video for their festive appeal ‘Stock the Sleigh for the RSPCA’.

In the video, Tiny stars as the little pony who dreams of being a reindeer at Christmas, slipping out of her stable to deliver … Continue reading…