RSPCA Cymru has already received more calls in 2018 than the entire previous year regarding public concerns for animals related to fireworks. 

The animal welfare charity has received 34 reports in 2018, up to 11 November, from members of the public concerned that fireworks could be having a damaging impact on animal welfare.

Since 2013, the RSPCA in Wales has had 186 calls from the public – but 2018 is on course to be the busiest for calls, when compared … Continue reading…

A Pembrokeshire man has been fined after causing his 13-year-old dog to suffer with hyperthermia after leaving him in a hot car amid sweltering, dangerous June weather conditions.

John Foster, aged 66, of Merrion Village, Castlemartin, admitted causing his crossbreed dog – Boysie – to suffer after confining the dog to the boot of a hatchback car on 30 June, shortly after 1pm.

He pleaded guilty to an Animal Welfare Act offence at Haverfordwest Magistrates’ Court yesterday afternoon (19 November)…. Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has given a big paws-up to Cardiff Council, as they announce they will now not pursue a blanket ban on dog walking on marked sports pitches in the capital city.

The announcement came from Councillor Peter Bradbury, Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, at a Joint Environmental & Economy and Culture Scrutiny Committee last night (19 November).

RSPCA Cymru was one of a number of agencies giving views on dog control plans in Cardiff at the session. This … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has launched an urgent appeal for information, after fears more than 30 chickens were deliberately poisoned at an allotment in Brithdir, following a “gruesome discovery” made earlier this week. 

An allotment holder arrived at the Tennyson Terrace site on Monday (12 November) to find multiple chickens dead – including a number they owned.

The chickens had been frothing from their mouths, and had blood on their combs – indicating, it is feared, poisoning. All the birds impacted had … Continue reading…

An RSPCA appeal for information has been launched amid concerns a number of cats have been poisoned near Whitland. 

RSPCA officers have been contacted with reports that five cats have died in suspicious circumstances in the vicinity of Whitland and Lampeter Velfrey. The incidents happened on High Street.

 Three of the cats were owned by local resident Michelle Davies. All her cats faced similar symptoms – appearing lethargic, and – in some cases – had blood appearing from the mouth…. Continue reading…