On Monday 9 December, the RSPCA will open a new in-store RSPCA adoption centre in the Pets at Home store in Newport.

The centre will provide a unique opportunity for the RSPCA to find new homes for cruelly treated and neglected cats and dogs. It is the first of its kind in Wales.

RSPCA national director for Wales, Steve Carter,  will officially open the centre which includes a living room area for customers to seek advice on pet care and adoption and to meet pets in a relaxed setting.

The centre has space to house up to six cats until new homes can be found for them, while dogs in need of  new homes will be brought in at the weekends from RSPCA’s Newport Animal Centre.

 Mr Carter said: “The RSPCA and Pets at Home want to see happy and healthy pets. With ever more animals being abandoned and abused, there’s so much we can do together. I’m excited by the prospect of more rescued pets being rehomed and many more people being educated about better animal care and welfare.”