An RSPCA animal centre is urging the public to donate blankets and hot water bottles to help the animals in its care this winter.

RSPCA Newport Animal Centre rehomed 380 animals in 2016, and helps dogs, cats, rabbits and other small furry animals find a second chance of happiness in a new forever home.

The centre, based on Hartridge Farm Road, uses hot water bottles in its cattery, while blankets are used for bedding and animal care across the centre.

Members of the public able to make donations are urged to contact the centre; by telephone on 0300 123 0744, via email on, or in person. The centre is open six days a week, between 11.30am and 4pm, and is closed on Thursday.

Kirsty Morgan, of RSPCA Newport Animal Centre, said: “We’re always so grateful to the local community donating good and items which help with our day-to-day operations at the centre.

“We use hot water bottles in our cattery – and we’d welcome any spares that people may be able to give to us.

“Blankets, too, are always exceptionally useful – providing comfort to animals across our centre. We can’t accept anything with feathers; nor cushions, or sleeping bags – but would really appreciate any donations of blankets this winter.”

You can help the RSPCA rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals in desperate need of care, and support the charity’s on-going ‘kindness’ campaign, online.