RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a man was caught on CCTV kicking a gull in Tonypandy.

CCTV footage obtained following the incident on 1 May shows the man approaching a gull in the car park next to Tonypandy Library and kicking the bird several times.

The gull sadly died following this incident, which took place around 3.40pm.

RSPCA inspector Simon Evans said: “This attack is just horrific. The CCTV footage shows this man deliberately kicking this gull, with … Continue reading…

A black and fawn pug has been found in a Lliswerry Park in a “devastating state” with injuries consistent with dog fighting.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after a member of the public spotted the struggling dog in Black Ash Park in Newport on 12 May.

The dog was unable to walk, and was covered in nasty wounds which vets thought were several days old, and potentially indicated fighting activity.

The pug was rushed to a local veterinary practice, where he … Continue reading…

Six schools from across Wales have qualified for the finale of a prestigious debating competition, to take place at the National Assembly for Wales.

RSPCA Cymru has been hosting Great Debate events, with school children debating a host of animal welfare topics at “centres of citizenship and democracy” across Wales.

Twenty two teams from 21 schools have competed in five Wales heats – with schools from Cardiff, Bangor, Milford Haven, Pontypridd, Llanelli and Rhydyfelin winning through and reaching June’s final…. Continue reading…

RSPCA prosecutions in Wales have hit a FIVE-YEAR HIGH – with social media and video evidence playing a central role in catching many perpetrators of animal cruelty.

Offenders are being caught in the act on camera – or are openly filming themselves harming animals – with RSPCA Cymru calling 2018 a year of “unimaginable cruelty”.

In 2018, there were 164 convictions secured by the RSPCA in magistrates’ courts across Wales with RSPCA Cymru superintendent Martyn Hubbard describing cases as “shocking, … Continue reading…

Local authorities, housing providers and other public bodies are being urged to show their commitment to animal welfare and apply for a prestigious RSPCA PawPrints award – with the application window opening today (9 April).

PawPrints remains the only award scheme recognising good practice from public bodies in relation to animal welfare.

The scheme – which has recently rebranded after more than a decade as the Community Animal Welfare Footprints (CAWF) – was first established in 2008.

Wales’ Councils, housing … Continue reading…