RSPCA Cymru has today made fresh calls for action to stamp out problems in the ‘hidden’ sanctuary sector, amid fears pets, wildlife and farm animals may be suffering in silence behind closed doors.

Animal welfare establishments – commonly referred to as sanctuaries or rescues – are often invaluable resources for improving animal welfare; undertaking a hugely important function – but, without regulation, major problems can occur.

There are around 90 known animal welfare establishments¹ in Wales – but, in reality, … Continue reading…

A search for the owner of a French bulldog has been launched by RSPCA Cymru, after the dog was found alone in Swansea, with its only identifier being an unregistered microchip from Poland.

The animal welfare charity was notified after the dog was spotted by a member of the public on Thursday (1 February) in the Fforestfach area of the city. The male dog was initially spotted on Weig Fach Lane in the area, and followed a member of the … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has rescued the 100th seal of an “exceptionally busy season” for the animal welfare charity in the south west and west of Wales.

The latest seal to be helped by the charity was seen following a member of the public across a Caswell Bay beach in Swansea, and was shivering constantly. There were loose dogs on the beach, which also caused concern that the seal could be in danger.

RSPCA officers attended, and rescued the pup on Tuesday … Continue reading…

A quick-thinking member of the public helped alert the RSPCA to an injured beach-stricken gull by surrounding the bird with seaweed, and writing a message in the sand.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted after a member of the public spotted a badly injured gull on a Swansea Bay beach on Friday (6 October), sitting motionless.

The caller was unable to remain in situ with the bird while the RSPCA travelled to the incident, so thought of an innovative way to alert … Continue reading…

A stray pet beauty snake has been rescued by RSPCA Cymru in Swansea, prompting a search for the owner.

The snake was spotted by a member of the public, on her window ledge on Bedford Street, in the Morriston area of the city. It soon disappeared – but was later seen by a neighbour in a back garden, and RSPCA Cymru came to collect the animal. The rescue was completed last Thursday (10 August).

Anyone with any knowledge regarding who … Continue reading…