RSPCA welcome ‘leap forward’ as Welsh Govt publish code of practice for animal sanctuaries

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the Welsh Government’s publication of a voluntary code of practice aimed at sanctuary owners in Wales. The document contains best practice guidance for the operators of animal welfare establishments – focussed both on the issue of animal care, but also of staff and volunteer management. It Continue Reading

‘Underweight’ and ‘struggling’ Natterer’s bat returned to the wild after RSPCA intervention

AN underweight and struggling Natterer’s bat found in Pontyberem has been returned to the wild following a period of rehabilitation with the RSPCA. The bat was found by members of the public on Llannon Road in the Gwendraeth Valley village on 14 July. He was very underweight and the RSPCA Continue Reading

Suspended jail term for Swansea man after German Shepherd dog starves to death

A Swansea man has been handed a suspended jail sentence and banned from keeping all animals after a German Shepherd dog starved to death at his Tudno Place home before being dumped in the back of a vehicle. Lee Roger Aylott, 43, pleaded guilty to three Animal Welfare Act offences Continue Reading

RSPCA re-issue warning about returning stranded mammals to sea as dolphin dies

THE RSPCA has issued a reminder to the “well-meaning” public not to seek to refloat beached or stranded cetaceans or aquatic mammals. A sub-adult dolphin – approximately two metres in length – found at Penycwn beach in Pembrokeshire had to be put to sleep, after being found weak and thin Continue Reading

Suspended jail term for Ammanford man after horse’s “ribs hips and spine” visible

AMMANFORD man has been banned from keeping equines for three years and given a suspended jail term, after a horse in his care was left suffering because she was so desperately thin. Nigel Jeremy Nicholas Ward, 62 – of Penygarn Road – pleaded guilty to the Animal Welfare Act offence Continue Reading

Use of wild animals in circuses to be banned in Wales after Bill passed

A Bill to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses in Wales has today (Wednesday 15 July) been passed by the Senedd. The Bill was introduced just over a year ago, following consultation which saw thousands of members of the public make their views known. There were more Continue Reading

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