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.

Welcome email to Councillors #Classof2017

Following May’s local elections we wrote to all County Councillors welcoming them to the role and introducing them to some...

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Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs)

Local councils and the Police were given powers to introduce PSPOs in the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014...

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Devolution, Law Making and Brexit

Following the onset of devolution, powers relating to animal health and welfare were increasingly devolved to Wales. Further to the...

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Model Licensing Conditions (MLCs)

Doggy day care conditions: The Shared Regulatory Services (SRS), covering Bridgend, Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Councils, undertook a consultation on...

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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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