They have spent many hours, days, weeks and months in RSPCA care and have been overlooked time and time again.

Staff at RSPCA’s Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre are desperately searching for forever homes and the perfect owners for several longstay animals at the Upper Colwyn Bay centre.

In particular staff are keen to find homes for ferrets Bumble, Floyd and Frankie, cat Minnie the Minx and Milo the dog who are classed as ‘long-stays’ at the centre.

Animal centre supervisor Chris Butler said: “We really want to find homes for these wonderful animals as soon as possible as they have been with us for far too long.

“We’re always surprised when some animals are sometimes overlooked time and time again – as we know just how loving and wonderful they are – but although they may be unwanted they are certainly loved by us. We just hope the right person – their perfect match – comes along soon so they can enjoy their second chance of happiness in a new home.

“If you are thinking about getting a pet, please pop along to the centre. We urge you to ‘adopt don’t shop’ and come along and meet some of our animals looking for homes.”

Bumble, Floyd and Frankie

FrankieThere are several ferrets at RSPCA Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre – and sadly Bumble, Floyd and Frankie are the three that have been at the centre the longest. During their time at the centre they quickly won the affection of the staff with their hilarious antics. The trio could live indoors or outdoors as long as they have plenty of space and things to keep them entertained and would suit someone who has some previous experience of caring for ferrets and they may be able to be introduced to other resident ferrets. Bumble who is aged around one and Floyd and Frankie, who are around two years old, have been vet checked, microchipped and neutered. For more information on how to care for ferrets, you can visit

Minnie the Minx

Minnie the Minx is a cat who has been in RSPCA care waiting for her new owner for such a long time now sadly and staff at RSPCA Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre can’t understand why she has not find her forever home. Minnie is very affectionate, friendly and is quite a character. She is a such a lap cat and if you don’t keep stoking her, she will tap your hand to remind you!! She is looking for a special home, with someone who will ensure she has lots of outside space to explore, as she is very intelligent and active. Minnie is around six years old and is a little minx as she dislikes other cats and wouldn’t be able to live with a dog either. She would want her owners to herself! She adores food – especially her favourite treat of chicken – and she is hilarious when she is playing with her toys.


Milo BYM rehoming Oct18 pic2Sadly despite several appeals Milo is still waiting patiently for his forever home. Milo is around four years old and has been in the care of the RSPCA for some time now as he was previously cared for at a different animal centre before Bryn-y-Maen. Milo is a cross-breed and was signed over to the care of the charity after he was found in inappropriate conditions. He is a confident well-grounded boy with everyone he meets, and he loves to go out for group walks with other dogs at the centre after a proper introduction. Milo is hoping to find someone who will be interested in continuing his training, as he is a bright boy and will respond well to be given things to do and learn.

If you think you can offer any of the animals features here a new loving home please get in touch to with the Bryn-y-Maen animal centre on 0300 123 0745 or at The centre is open between 11am and 4pm everyday, except Wednesdays.

Should you wish to help RSPCA Cymru, you can donate online. The RSPCA is a charity and relies on public donations.