IT is not something you see everyday.

But a young rare albino hedgehog has been found at Fenwick Drive in Wrexham.

The small hedgehog was found by a member of the public in their garden on Tuesday (25 November) who called the RSPCA.

RSPCA inspector Tim Jones, who collected the hedgehog, said: “The hedgehog was slightly underweight and was found out in the daytime.

“This is the second albino hedgehog I have collected this year as I also picked one … Continue reading…

AN adult grey seal and her pup have been released back into the wild after paying a visit to a North Wales power station.

The RSPCA was called to Anglesey’s Wylfa Power Station after the two inquisitive seals took a wrong turn and ended up on site yesterday (Monday 24 November).

Seals sometimes get dragged along by the strong currents created by the power station and can slip through the bars at the end of the sea pipe and end … Continue reading…

THE majority of consumers think that the welfare standards of animals reared for food is important in their purchasing decisions, a new report from RSPCA Cymru has highlighted.

RSPCA Cymru has brought together for the first time a collection of indicators that provide an insight into the welfare issues surrounding animals that are reared for food in Wales.

The Animal Welfare and Food Indicators report – which has been published today – provides a snapshot of some of the most … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after a very poorly dog was found in Pembroke.

The Chihuahua was found by a member of the public on the side of the road at Golden Hill, Pembroke, who took him to a nearby veterinary surgery.

RSPCA inspector Keith Hogben said: “The dog is now in our care but we are appealing for information to try and track down the owner.

“This dog may have wandered off but also could have been abandoned…. Continue reading…

A FOX that was rescued from an illegal snare in Swansea has been released back into the wild.

RSPCA officers were called to rescue the fox on 7 November after it was found trapped in a self-locking snare set on a fence line at Titanium Road, Fforestfach.

In 1981, the Wildlife and Countryside Act outlawed the self-locking snare which, as a variation on the traditional noose, tightens with a ratchet-like mechanism

The male fox was freed and then taken to … Continue reading…