RSPCA Cymru has urged the Welsh Government to ensure a recent review into dog breeding leads to “meaningful change” to better protect dogs and puppies in Wales.

The comments come as the Welsh Government today (18 November) publishes their response to an expert Task and Finish Group published earlier this year by the Wales Animal Health and Welfare Framework Group.

RSPCA Cymru inputted into the review via its role as part of the Animal Welfare Network for Wales.

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RSPCA Cymru has urged the Welsh Government to ensure any post-Brexit agricultural support scheme incentivises higher welfare standards on Wales’ farms.

The call comes as the animal welfare charity responds to the Welsh Government’s latest consultation on the future of farm support after the conclusion of the Implementation Period; the eleventh month period following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union where EU rules have largely continued to apply.

After 31 December, subsidy payments will no longer follow EU rules, … Continue reading…

A struggling young grey seal has been rescued by the RSPCA after becoming stranded on The Knap in Barry.

Members of the public found the seal huddled under a rock at The Knap – and contacted the RSPCA for help yesterday (22 October).

The seal was very underweight and debilitated, and the RSPCA suspect the animal has likely just left his mother and was struggling to adapt to the wild.

Fortunately, the seal has now been transferred to specialist wildlife … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is celebrating news that the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill has been given Royal Assent.

A Royal Assent ceremony took place today (7 September), with the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths and First Minister Mark Drakeford present. The law is set to come into force on 1 December.

The legislation follows some 14 years of campaigning by the RSPCA, since the relevant powers were devolved to Wales – and will make it an … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has praised “magical microchipping” – after a cat who had been missing since December was reunited with his owners.

Black cat Sparkle had been missing for eight months before being found only 1.5 miles from his Michaelston Road home in Cardiff.

The RSPCA was alerted after the cat was seen on nearby Hengoed close with an injury to the base of his tail.  Fortunately, the injury wasn’t serious – and a scan of Sparkle’s microchip revealed his owner … Continue reading…