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 a second chance to find an ideal forever home.

As of the end of November, 419 animals had been re-homed from the centre in 2016, including 226 cats and 82 dogs.

Eleven-year-old Millie, a white and black crossbreed, is among the dogs at the centre looking for a home. She arrived at the centre thin, and covered in fleas – but has been rehabilitated, and is a fun-loving dog who behaves like a puppy, and would be best suited to a rural home.

Captain Fuzz, an Angora crossbreed rabbit, is also on the lookout for a family. She came into the RSPCA’s care after two rabbits bought from a pet shop were incorrectly sexed and the owner struggled to find homes for the babies that followed. Fuzz would be well-suited to a home which already has a young female rabbit, for company.

Victoria Williams, centre manager, said:

“Our animal centre prioritises animals rescued from cruelty and neglect, so many based at our centre are often looking for a second chance to find their ideal home.

“From the fun-loving puppy Millie, to the sweet but shy rabbit Captain Fuzz, we’re hoping 2017 will be the year we can find many more animals their perfect match, and help complete many families across the North Wales area.”

Tabby-and-white kitten Mr Mistletoe is a playful, but shy, kitten, who has made friends with the much more confident kitten

Mr Mistletoe
Mr Mistletoe

Dean. They live together at the centre, and the room mates would dearly love to be re-homed together.

Lunar, too, is another cat currently based at the centre. The eight-year-old female, a domestic shorthair crossbreed, seemed a little nervous when she first arrived at the centre, but now craves attention. It is hoped she will find her perfect match in early 2017.

Ms Williams added:

“Cats are the animal re-homed most regularly by our centre – and we currently have a large number of fantastic feline friends who deserve a new home.

“From playful kitten pals Mr Mistletoe and Dean, to beautiful Lunar – who has been at the centre for a long period of time – there are cats with a whole range of personalities among the animals currently in our care. We’d urge anyone who is looking, and able, to re-home a cat in the New Year to come and meet them.”

Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre provides specialist care for domestic animals, as well as farm animals – whilst staff will often look after injured wildlife prior to its release or transfer to a dedicated wildlife establishment.

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