The people of Newport can get into the Christmas spirit by attending the local RSPCA animal centre’s festive fete – and even have the chance to meet Old Saint Nick himself.

RSPCA Newport Animal Centre will be fundraising at the event at the Ringland Labour Club on Saturday (30 November), from 11am until 2pm.  Entry to the event is free and booking in advance is not required.

Stalls will be selling a host of festive goodies – including handmade Christmas … Continue reading…

An end to the “outdated practice” of giving pets as prizes is one step closer in Wales, after Wrexham Council became Wales’ third local authority to stop the practice on their land.

Wrexham Council have – following discussions with RSPCA Cymru -  confirmed that they will not grant licences to anyone planning on giving pets as prizes, including in the town centre and at local fairs; effectively banning the practice on their land.

Action follows a unanimous vote on the … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information following allegations of a dog beating incident on the streets of Pontypool.

The animal welfare charity has received reports alleging that a man has kicked and punched a small dog in the town.

Accusations have been made that the black dog has been beaten over a number of weeks – but the RSPCA urgently need any eye-witness testimony which may exist from witnesses.

Christine McNeil, RSPCA inspector, said: “We understand the great … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a number of teenagers were witnessed attacking a Jack Russell-type dog called Millie.


The incident happened at the top of New Road in Earby, Pendle, Lancashire at around 7.40pm on Saturday 16 November.


RSPCA inspector Adam Dickenson said: “There was a disturbance involving a large number of young people on the street outside Millie’s house. 


“Her owner opened their door to see what was going on and Millie ran out…. Continue reading…

A muscovy-cross duck rescued from Ebbw Vale was the 30,000th animal treated by the RSPCA Merthyr Tydfil Clinic.

The clinic – which opened in 2005 – provides vital veterinary service for sick and injured animals that have been rescued by the RSPCA’s frontline officers. It also offers low-cost veterinary service for local pets owned by those in receipt of certain state benefits.

Senior clinician Jon Fitzmaurice and his team treat a wide range of animals each year – and were … Continue reading…