RSPCA Cymru works on a range of issues affecting the welfare of companion or pet animals in Wales. We are a nation of animal lovers. According to Welsh Government data, 47 per cent of households own at least one animal while the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association estimate that Wales has above average rates of ownership than the UK as a whole. The RSPCA’s Companion Animals Department provides expert advice on a range of welfare matters affecting companion animals, informing the RSPCA’s public affairs work.  The Welsh Government’s Codes of Practice for Cats, Dogs, Equines and Rabbits are often used as evidence by RSPCA Inspectors when bringing prosecutions against those suspected of animal welfare offences.

Primates as Pets

The case for a ban on monkeys and other primates being kept as pets We believe primate ownership in a domestic...

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Cat Neutering and Microchipping

For just £5, owners on benefits and low incomes, can get their cat microchipped and neutered at one of 100...

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Responsible Dog Ownership

RSPCA Cymru was tasked by the Welsh Government to publish a Review of Responsible Dog Ownership in Wales. The report...

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“Harvey’s Law”

Sadly, many companion animals are killed on Wales’ highways but their owners are unable to locate them and learn their fate....

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Cats

Statistics for the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association suggest 22 per cent of households in Wales own at least one cat;...

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Tail Docking

The RSPCA remains opposed to the non-therapeutic docking of dogs tails. Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 it is illegal...

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Electronic Shock Collars

In 2010, Wales became the first, and remains only, UK nation to ban the use of electronic training devices on...

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Equines

In recent years Wales has faced a rising equine crisis with some very high profile cruelty cases coming to light...

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Racing Greyhounds

Greyhound racing has been under the spotlight in Wales for well over 10 years, during which time there have been...

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Puppy Breeding

The RSPCA defines ‘puppy farming’ as those breeders operating illegally and without a licence, and where often the worst forms...

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Dog ID / Microchipping

RSPCA Cymru has long promoted the importance of owners microchipping their dogs. Microchipping can allow dogs to be traced effectively...

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Dog Control

There are a number of welfare issues associated with dog control and indeed this is also inextricably linked to irresponsible...

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