RSPCA Cymru has expressed delight after Caerphilly Council’s Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee gave unanimous support yesterday evening (17 September) to a motion which would ban the giving of pets as prizes on land owned by the local authority.

There is currently no legal restriction on the giving of pets as prizes in Wales if the recipient is over the age of 16. However, the RSPCA is concerned that this creates a situation where the welfare of animals won as … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has urged Deeside residents to be on the look-out for approximately 15 pet canaries believed to be loose in the Sandycroft area.

It is understood the pet birds are on the loose in the local area, and anyone who spots one has been urged to note the location, carefully confine them if possible in a secure, well-ventilated cardboard box and contact the RSPCA immediately.

Sadly, it is not anticipated that the pet birds will be able to survive … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has underlined the “critical importance” of their working relationship with equine vets, as three representatives from the charity attend the British Equine Veterinary Association Congress.

The Congress – in Birmingham – attracts those connected with the equine veterinary profession from around the world, and is taking place at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham this week (11 to 14 September).

RSPCA’s chief veterinary officer Caroline Allen, vet liaison manager Michelle Edwards and inspectorate national equine coordinator Christine McNeil … Continue reading…

An RSPCA officer had a surprise – after responding to a call about a snake in Pencoed; only to arrive to find an elephant hawk-moth caterpillar!

RSPCA attended the Penybont Road property after concerns that a non-native species of snake was in the garden, where the animal had been confined by a concerned resident.

However, the animal was actually an elephant hawk-moth caterpillar!

The caterpillars retract their head and inflate the front of their body if they feel under threat … Continue reading…

Commenting on the announcement of the launch of a Welsh Government consultation on draft Regulations – ‘The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Animal Exhibits) (Wales) Regulations 2020’ – RSPCA Cymru assistant director for external relations Claire Lawson said:

“We warmly welcome the launch of this consultation – and look forward to closely scrutinising these important proposals.

“The welfare of animals based in both static and traveling exhibits is of paramount importance to the RSPCA, and this consultation comes at a time … Continue reading…