The RSPCA is reminding people to help hedgehogs by making sure pipe drains are covered, after a large hog got trapped in one in Shrewsbury.

The hedgehog was rescued on Sunday (13 March) after he fell down the drain next to a house in Judith Butts Gardens.

RSPCA  Animal Welfare Officer Elaine Williams said: “The hog was massive and only just fit in the drain. After an hour of trying to rescue him I had to think of another way, … Continue reading…

A review of responsible dog ownership in Wales submitted to the Welsh Government has outlined several recommendations to improve dog welfare.

In April 2015 Deputy Minister Rebecca Evans tasked RSPCA Cymru to undertake an independent review of responsible dog ownership in Wales.

A ‘Core Group’ involving the RSPCA, Dogs Trust, police and local authorities was subsequently set up, who over the course of several months were presented written and verbal evidence from a wide variety of stakeholders across Wales.

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Meet Tuxie – the cat who is the size of a small dog!

He is one of RSPCA’s Bryn-y-Maen animal centre’s newest residents – a very special one.

Tuxie – who has been named by centre staff due to this black and white Tuxedo like markings – was brought into the centre as a stray with an untreated flea infection.

He is currently under the care of a vet, and is recovering with medication to treat his skin.

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Are you the perfect match for a loving three-legged lurcher called Fern?

Fern is a wonderful dog who is seven years old and is currently being cared for at RSPCA Newport Animal Centre.

Sadly, she recently had one of her front legs amputated after she became injured in a road traffic collision – but is coping extremely well without it.

Kennel and cattery supervisor Samantha Richmond said: “Fern is such a lovely girl. We are looking for a quiet home … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after 17 canaries were dumped in a sealed-up box at the side of a rural road in Nottinghamshire.

A member of the public found the birds at the side of Blidworth Waye, in Papplewick, on Tuesday last week (1 March). The box they were in had been sealed and was wet-through following wet weather.

RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer Karen Brannan said: “We don’t know for sure how long they were there for, but they … Continue reading…