RSPCA Cymru is reminding members of the public to consider the needs of pets, and the welfare of animals, as Wales prepares to welcome in 2017.

Fireworks are a common part of New Year’s festivities – but many animals can find them deeply distressing, and RSPCA Cymru is reminding the public of the many practical steps which can be taken to help protect their welfare.

Pet owners have been urged to plan ahead, with action such as sound-proofing and the … Continue reading…

Almost 60 animals from the RSPCA’s Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre will be looking for a forever home in the New Year.

Dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets and even a cockerel are among the animals at the centre hoping to find their perfect family in 2017.

RSPCA Cymru is reminding anyone considering getting a pet to do their homework as to the responsibilities involved, and to remember that many animals – like those based at Bryn-Y-Maen – are often desperate for … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a shivering puppy with a broken leg was found in a field on Boxing Day.

The female Staffie-type puppy, who was named Ali by RSPCA staff, was found in playing fields off Vicarage Road, in Stourbridge, West Midlands, in the afternoon.

The three-month-old pup was taken to the RSPCA’s Birmingham Animal Hospital, however, despite the best efforts of the staff, Ali was left weak from being outside in the cold and her condition … Continue reading…

An RSPCA centre in Cheshire is appealing for bird-lovers to get in touch after becoming inundated with budgies.

Stapeley Grange, in Nantwich, currently has 21 budgies at the centre – 18 of which came from the same household after their owner passed away.

Lee Stewart, manager at Stapeley Grange, said they were keen to rehome them as soon as possible. He said: “It is unusual for us to have as many budgies as we do at the moment and we’d … Continue reading…

A seal pup has been rescued by RSPCA Cymru in remarkable circumstances – after being spotted almost seven miles from the sea in the Vale of Glamorgan!

The charity rescued the pup after it was found in a farmer’s field in Graig Penllyn near Cowbridge on December 21.

RSPCA Cymru believes the pup must have reached the field after undertaking an extraordinary journey up the streams of the River Thaw.

He was found dehydrated and a little underweight – but … Continue reading…