A CAT has been found in a pet carrier at a church in Deeside.

The black cat was found in the porch of St Deniol’s Church, Hawarden on Tuesday [2 June] by a member of the public.

RSPCA inspector Tim Jones said: “A note was left with the cat addressed ‘to God’. 

“The cat was in a green and grey plastic animal carrier with a blanket and dried cat food.

“We are appealing to anyone who has any information about … Continue reading…

AS RSPCA Week continues in full swing, specially trained officers have taken part in a live training scenario to highlight the rescue work the charity carries out.

While the rehabilitation and rehoming aspects of the RSPCA’s work are well known, many people are unaware that the charity has specially trained staff who can carry out extreme rescues and work closely with fire and rescue, mountain rescue, the police, RNLI, Coast Guard and military during major water rescue deployments and also … Continue reading…

An RSPCA inspector is taking on an epic challenge next week, with three fundraising events in three days, to raise money to help the RSPCA help animals in need.


Sarah Bagley, who is the local inspector for Bradford, Brighouse and Mirfield in West Yorkshire, is swimming two miles across Lake Windermere, Cumbria as part of the Great North Swim on Friday 12 June.


She’ll cycle 140 miles coast-to-coast from Whitehaven, Cumbria to Tynemouth, Tyneside on Saturday 13 June…. Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people not to bring dogs to Appleby Horse Fair*, which starts tomorrow (Thursday 4-Monday 8 June) in the Cumbrian town of Appleby-in-Westmorland.


RSPCA animal welfare officers say they spent more time dealing with dogs in hot cars last year than incidents involving horses.


RSPCA chief inspector Rob Melloy said: “We’re being loud and clear on this subject – don’t bring dogs to Appleby Horse Fair.


“Last year four collie-type dogs were removed from … Continue reading…

ANIMAL welfare will be the hot topic for discussion at an event involving six schools and an expert guest panel in Cardiff Bay this Friday [5 June].

RSPCA Cymru will be holding its first ever school debate ‘Animal Welfare: The Great Debate’ at Siambr Hywel at the National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay. The event forms part of RSPCA Week which kicks off today [1 June - 7 June].

The event will involve six schools – Cowbridge Comprehensive, Ysgol Gyfun … Continue reading…