RSPCA’s Newport Animal Centre is urgently appealing for items to help with the day-to-day care of animals at the centre. 

The centre, based on Hartridge Farm Road, in Newport, is asking members of the public to donate newspapers, large plastic boxes and containers, blankets and durable dog toys, this festive season.

Items such as newspapers can be invaluable as bedding for small furry animals, whilst containers – with or without lids – store food and other pet care products.

The centre does not re-home animals over the festive season, between 12 December and 2 January.

As a charity, the RSPCA relies on public donations to exist, and donated items – like those Newport Animal Centre is currently appealing for – can play a crucial role in the day-to-day running of the cente.

Kathryn Logan, deputy manager at the centre, said:

“We don’t re-home animals over the festive season, and our resources can often be a little tight at this time of year – so we’re hoping the local community can support us by donating certain unwanted items, helping us make the centre as special as possible.

“Many of the things we’re looking for are often just recycled or thrown away by people, but would be hugely helpful to us in caring for animals at our centre.

“We can make good use of some everyday items – like newspapers, or large plastic containers, and would be exceptionally grateful, this festive season, if people would consider donating these items to Newport Animal Centre.

“Also, warm blankets and durable dog-type toys will always be well received with some of our residents looking for their own forever home in the New Year.”

Items can be donated directly to the centre, based on Hartridge Farm Road, which can also be reached on 0300 123 0744.

If you would like to help the RSPCA, you can give £3 now by texting HELP to 78866 (text costs £3 and one standard network rate message). We are a charity and rely on public donations to exist.