RSPCA Cymru is excited by the prospect of a “positive few years” for animal welfare, as the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths delivers an update to the National Assembly for Wales on her plans for the sector.

The Cabinet Secretary today (13 November) updated Assembly Members on the Welsh Government’s plans for animal welfare – including on proposals to potentially ban third party puppy and kitten sales, the importance of Wales being a “free-range nation” and CCTV in … Continue reading…

A Swansea-based swan had a lucky escape after being freed from dangerous fishing litter by RSPCA officers.

The animal welfare charity was alerted after the swan was spotted with a fishing hook stuck through his beak in ponds at the Swansea Enterprise Park, known locally as the half-round ponds, near the Wyevale.

A kind-hearted member of the public had spotted the bird’s plight – and the RSPCA removed the fishing line and rig, before releasing the swan back to the … Continue reading…

An urgent RSPCA appeal has been launched following reports a Jack Russell terrier was kicked by a group of youths in the Ely area of Cardiff.

The animal welfare charity was notified after claims a group of boys, thought to be approximately 16-years-old, were interrupted by a 12-year-old girl when she saw them throwing crisps at the dog and kicking him in the head as he went to eat them.

An RSPCA officer has said the alleged incident must have … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has launched an appeal for information after TWO hamsters were found abandoned at a Merthyr Tydfil property.

Officers from the animal welfare charity were contacted after a shocked member of the public found a hamster on their doorstep at 9.20am on Tuesday (9 October), on Tramroad Terrace in the South Wales town.

There was a little bit of sawdust in the Groundwork-branded box, but no food or drink. The words “hamster inside” were scrawled across the top of … Continue reading…

RSPCA inspectorate officers will join Cardiff’s annual Pride parade for the first time, as the charity prepares for its “biggest, best and most brilliant” presence at the festival.

Officers – including wildlife casualty volunteers, animal collection officers, inspectors, and the RSPCA’s superintendent for Wales – will take to the streets of Cardiff for Saturday’s parade (August 25).

Staff from across the organisation will march, with involvement in the parade forming a core part of RSPCA’s wide-ranging involvement in 2018 Pride … Continue reading…