Llandovery’s RSPCA branch has been delivering stock to local food banks to distribute to pet owners struggling to feed their pets due to the cost-of-living crisis.

Branch trustee at Llandovery, Tracey Clarke, said they were delighted to be part of the scheme and have been in the process of distributing four pallets of pet food. 

So far donations have gone to Llandovery Community Centre food bank, and also the Gwili Cafe food bank collection point in Llandeilo.

The branch also plans to get to further places across the county as well. 

Tracey said: “It is just heart-breaking to think that due to the cost of living increase, owners are struggling to feed their pets, and more and more are relying on food banks.

“We hope that through this food bank scheme we will be able to provide some support to people and their much-loved pets in the Carmarthenshire area.”

Tracey added: “We have recently taken delivery of tinned dog food from United Petfood UK Ltd, Llangadog. They were enormously generous and helpful in loading and unloading and we’d very much like to thank them.”


All 11 RSPCA branches in Wales are part of this food bank initiative. The scheme was rolled out across Wales in June so all branches could join the effort to distribute the food where it was needed most.

Carl Lloyd, who has been coordinating the Wales scheme, said: “Since June we have distributed just over 49,000 servings of food to over 20 food banks and other groups across Wales. 

“We know this is very much needed across Wales and we are very pleased to be able to help distribute this food which has been kindly donated to us.

“We have three RSPCA distribution hubs in Wales - Mochdre, Newport and at Llys Nini Animal Centre in Swansea, and from our last delivery, North Wales received 10 pallets, Newport received 19 and the Llys Nini hub received 10.”