BE a saint for these Davids.

As people in Wales celebrate our national day on Sunday – we are hoping some patriotic members of the public can help give the animals named after our patron saint a loving home.

Newport Animal Centre and Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre both have animals named after Saint David/Dewi Sant.

Dave NewportOne of them is Dave, a delightful dog who can’t wait to go to his forever home. The 10-year-old crossbred is currently at Newport Animal Centre.

Deputy manager, Rebecca Jeffery, said: “Dave has such a sweet nature about him and has so much affection to give his new adopters. He could possibly live with a female dog although needs more socialising. He would need a cat free household and could live in a family home with secondary school aged children.”

Newport Animal Centre is also caring for Dai the degu who is looking for a home. Dai needs an extra special home as he will need to be rehomed with his two best degu friends Ieuan and Arwel, ideally to someone used to keeping rodents.

The degus are around a year old and will need a large cage as they need housed together as they are the best friends. They are friendly boys who enjoy daily exercise in their wheel and having lots of snacks to chew on throughout the day. They have been at the centre for a very long time after being part of a cruelty case but are now looking to find their forever home. Dai Newport

Dashing Dewi, who is currently staying at RSPCA Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre in Upper Colwyn Bay, is also looking for a forever home.

Dewi at BYMKennel and cattery supervisor Chris Butler said Dewi, a Staffy, is a fantastic boy. “After missing out on some socialisation as a youngster, Dewi needed a little work on his manners with other dogs,” he said.

“But he has come on leaps and bounds whilst here with us, and has made a best friend in another of our dogs, Spud. We could not be prouder of him!

“Dewi is a clever lad and would love a home where he can absorb lots more training, and plenty of love too! He loves his toys, so a home where a few games are on the agenda would go down a treat. He could live with older children or adults, and possibly another dog after an introduction here at the centre. He is a lovely boy, so affectionate, he will be a wonderful companion.”

David at BYMBryn-y-Maen Animal Centre is also looking after David who is a very confident and cheeky feline.

“He loves nothing more than to be the centre of attention,” said Mr Butler. “David loves his food, which is his favourite part of the day. David at present will have to be an only cat in the home as he is unsure of other feline friends.

“As he is such a confident cat however, we would be willing to consider a home with a dog used to cats already. David needs a home with an older family, who have time to devote to him each day as he loves company.”

Dafydd arrived at Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre as a welfare concern, but the poor rabbit has been at the centre for far too long.

“Dafydd is a lovely friendly boy and we did find him a lovely quiet companion called Molly,” said Mr Butler. “Although Molly has now found a home – so he is also looking for a girlfriend if possible!” Dafydd at BYM

Anyone interested in rehoming any of the animals please contact the animal centres – and of course they have plenty of others that are in need of a new home.

For Newport Animal Centre contact them on 0300 123 0744 or email The centre, based at Hartridge Farm Road, is open 11.30am to 4pm every day, except Thursdays.

Anyone interested in rehoming an animal from Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre please call 0300 123 0745 or email The centre is open between 11am and 4pm everyday, except Wednesdays.

If you would like to help the RSPCA, you can give £3 now by texting HELP to 78866 (text costs £3 + one standard network rate message). We are a charity and rely on public donations to exist.