The RSPCA is appealing for information after a 10-week-old emaciated kitten was abandoned in a box on a rural road.

The black, male kitten was found by a member of the public last Friday (4 December) on a hairpin bend in Ironbridge Road, Jackfield, in Telford.

He is now in the care of the RSPCA and has been named Jack, after where he was found.

RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer Elaine Williams said: “Jack was sadly not in a great condition … Continue reading…

A short-eared owl – found emaciated near Holywell – has been released back into the wild.

The rare bird was taken to RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre for rehabilitation. It was only the fifth bird of its kind in the last 10 years to be cared at the centre.

The owl was found on the marshes at the old Bettisfield colliery in Bagillt, near Holywell just a few weeks ago by a dog walker who had been concerned about the … Continue reading…

Christmas came early for one young animal-lover last year – when his shocked mum found a stowaway lizard in the broccoli.

Charlie, now aged 12, had been nagging his parents to keep a lizard for months – so when a Mediterranean house gecko crawled out of his Christmas dinner greens it was a case of all his festive wishes coming true.

Mum, Jolene Martin, started to prepare the vegetables for Christmas dinner on December 24 only to find a lizard … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is offering free short term pet boarding for flood victims who have been forced to leave  their homes.


Specially trained water rescue teams from the RSPCA have helped rescue both people and animals since the disaster started at the weekend.


Now that the water appears to be receding and the clean-up has started we are offering pet boarding to people who have been made homeless.


RSPCA chief inspector Rob Melloy said: “This is a terribly … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a dog was found tied to a fence in a layby near Colwyn Bay.

The dog was found with a red harness and lead, but didn’t have a microchip or identification. He was found on Llanrwst Road near Colwyn Bay yesterday (8 December) by a member of the public who reported it the RSPCA.

RSPCA inspector Mike Pugh said: “The dog, a brindle and white American Bulldog cross, is very friendly.

“He may … Continue reading…