RSPCA Cymru is urging pet owners in North Wales to get their pets microchipped as it gives them the best chance of being identified and returned home if they become lost or stolen.

Throughout February and March RSPCA’s Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre in Upper Colwyn Bay is offering a special microchipping promotion for cats and dogs from 1 February to 31 March.

From Wednesday, 6 April it will be become a legal requirement for dogs to be microchipped in Wales. RSPCA … Continue reading…

Echo the cockerel - when found

The RSPCA has launched an investigation after a one-eyed cockerel was found dumped and covered in blood by the roadside in a village just outside Banbury last weekend (Sunday, 24 January).

A member of the public was driving along Ell’s Lane in the village of Bloxham in Oxfordshire when they saw a shabby wooden carrier strewn by the road. They stopped and got out to have a look and were surprised to find a cockerel inside that was bleeding from … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after two guinea pigs were found loose in the grounds of a Cardiff school.

They both found in the grounds of Springwood Junior and Infant School in Llanedeyrn on Thursday morning (27 January) at around 7.45am.

RSPCA inspector Selina Chan said: “The two guinea pigs – one black and white, and the other tan and white – were found running loose in the grounds. It is unknown if they were dumped or had just … Continue reading…

A plucky tawny owl had to be rescued by the RSPCA after he fell down a chimney and got stuck.

In a scene worthy of Harry Potter, the owl had got himself trapped in a log burner of a house in Vicarage Lane, in Neston, Cheshire, on Tuesday evening (26 January).

RSPCA inspector Anthony Joynes, who helped to free the owl, said: “He was properly jammed in there and the only way I could get him out was to remove … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a young foal was left to die in a country lane in Derbyshire.

The colt – not believed to be any older than four months – was found by a member of the public in Slayley Hill, Clowne, yesterday (Tuesday 26 January).

The RSPCA and a vet went to the scene, where the vet said that the foal was so poorly that he had to be put to sleep to prevent further suffering…. Continue reading…