Electronic roadside signage in Wales will soon display messages highlighting the dangers of leaving canine companions in hot cars – and has been lauded as “great news for dogs” by a delighted RSPCA Cymru.

Correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport confirms that the Welsh Government will look to accommodate the messaging when signs are not being used for operational purposes.

RSPCA campaigners urge members of the public to dial 999 if they see a dog in distress … Continue reading…

Commenting on the launch of a consultation concerning the draft Wild Animals in Travelling CIrcuses (Wales) Bill, RSPCA senior scientific manager, specialising in captive wild animals, Dr Ros Clubb said:

“The launch of this consultation and draft bill marks the next step in what we hope will soon be a historic, outright ban on the use of wild animals in circuses in Wales.

“RSPCA Cymru looks forward to closely scrutinising this bill, and working with the Welsh Government and … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has renewed calls for the retention of a full ban on electronic training devices on dogs and cats in Wales, as legislation outlawing the devices passes 100 months on the statute book.

The animal welfare charity say calls to relax, or water down, the ban on electronic training devices – namely around containment fencing – would prove “detrimental for pet welfare”. RSPCA Cymru has long opposed use of the devices, which they say can cause fear and pain … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has issued a warning about how to respond to finding unwell or beached cetaceans, after two dolphins were inappropriately returned to the sea by members of the public in West Wales in recent weeks.

Officers say “well-meaning” beach-walkers have sought to help beached dolphins by moving them back into the water, but that this is the “wrong thing to do for the animals, and their welfare”.

Last Sunday (5 August), a dead striped dolphin was found on Coppet … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru rescued a skewbald horse – believed to be of trotter-type – found to have a serious leg injury, prompting the animal welfare charity to launch a search for the equine’s owner.

Officers were contacted after the horse was seen to be trapped, with water up to their shoulders, in a field off Wentloog Avenue in Cardiff.

The horse was found to be trapped in a reen, and the RSPCA enlisted the help of the South Wales Fire & … Continue reading…