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…

Two pugs were seen tossed from a red Sedan-type car on Wednesday (20 February) in the Wrexham area, in a move labelled a “disgusting way to treat animals”.

A member of the public witnessed the incident – with the dogs reportedly dumped from the vehicle at traffic lights, on a junction as you depart Coedpoeth and join the A483.

The car is then said to have departed at speed towards Oswestry. It is alleged two young men were in the … Continue reading…

A dog has been rescued – after taking a precarious adventure on a Penarth cliff edge.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after members of the public spotted the dog three groynes down the beach, on the edge of a cliff.

The animal welfare charity attended the scene, but the spaniel-type dog had made her own way off the cliff, and had been taken to a car park by members of the public, who found the arriving RSPCA officer.

She is not … Continue reading…

A three-legged cat believed to have been poisoned was found on Wrexham Industrial Estate.

RSPCA Cymru was notified after the collapsed black and white adult cat was found by a passer-by on Wednesday (13 February), having a fit.

The animal welfare charity rushed the cat to a local independent veterinary practice – who sadly made the decision to put the cat to sleep to prevent further suffering. A microchip was not evident, meaning the RSPCA have – as of yet … Continue reading…