Local Government has a crucial role to play in relation to improving animal welfare standards across Wales.

To this end, RSPCA Cymru works extensively with Wales’ 22 Local Authorities, and seeks to work proactively and positively in partnership with them.

Reforming Local Government: Resilient and Renewed, Welsh Government Consultation Response

The Welsh Government conducted a consultation on the proposed reforming of local government in Wales, looking at if and how...

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Rhondda Cynon Taf Dog Fouling consultation

In March 2017 RSPCA Cymru replied to RCT Council’s dog fouling consultation. The Council was carrying out a consultation on the planned introduction...

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Denbighshire Council consultation on Dog Control

In January 2017 RSPCA Cymru replied to Denbighshire Council’s dog control consultation. The Council was carrying out a consultation on the...

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Wrexham Council Dog Control and Dog Fouling

In November 2016 RSPCA Cymru replied to Wrexham Council’s Dog Control and Dog Fouling Consultation. The Council was carrying out a...

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Ceredigion Council Home Dog Boarding Conditions Consultation Response

Ceredigion County council undertook a consultation on the proposed conditions for the commercial home boarding of dogs under the Animal Boarding...

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SRS Dog Daycare Conditions Consultation Response

The Shared Regulatory Services (SRS), covering Bridgend, Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Councils, undertook a consultation on the proposed conditions for...

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Rhondda Cynon Taf Kennelling Consultation

In July 2016 Rhondda Cynon Taf Council ran a consultation on closing their Animal Shelter at the Dinas Depot in...

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Caerphilly Council Dog Consultation

In June 2016 RSPCA Cymru replied to Caerphilly Council’s Dog Consultation. The Council was carrying out a consultation on the...

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Sky Lanterns

Sky lanterns, commonly known as ‘Chinese lanterns’, present a significant danger to animals, and can cause injuries which lead to...

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Contingency Planning

It is vital that animals are adequately considered within the emergency planning process of local resilience forums and Local Authorities....

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Welfare of Seized Dogs in Kennels

Each year in Wales, large numbers of dogs in Wales are seized by enforcement bodies under the Environmental Protection Act...

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Housing

Housing policies can have a considerable impact on animal welfare. The Housing (Wales) Act, which received Royal Assent in September...

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CAWF Cymru

Since 2008, the RSPCA Cymru’s Community Animal Welfare Footprints (CAWF) scheme has been the only award scheme across England and...

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Domestic Abuse & Pet Fostering

It is a tragic fact that the various forms of domestic abuse impact upon many individuals and families across Wales....

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Allotments

Many animals in Wales are kept on allotments, and RSPCA inspectors regularly deal with welfare issues in such settings. The...

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Companion Animal Welfare Enhancement Scheme

Established by the Welsh Government in 2008, the Companion Animal Welfare Enhancement Scheme (CAWES) sought to promote the welfare of...

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Planning

Animal welfare is not presently a material consideration in the planning process; something RSPCA Cymru believes the Welsh Government should...

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Environmental Developments

The impact many environmental developments have on animal welfare is often a pertinent topic of discussion. In our view, this...

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