UK’s best-loved national pet charities and experts join forces to offer advice to help owners care for their animals and each other

The coalition is concerned about conflicting and poor information which is leaving owners confused and anxious and animals potentially at risk.

The group has produced a series of colourful graphics giving tips and advice on how to look after your pets while you protect yourself, how to care for pets while social distancing or in self-isolation and how … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is providing an emergency-only service to animals through the coronavirus crisis in the wake of UK Government and Welsh Government advice.

The animal charity which has a team of frontline officers, 17 animals centres – including Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre in Colwyn Bay and Newport Animal Centre – four wildlife centres and four animal hospitals across England and Wales, has reassured animal lovers they will still be dealing with emergency cases.

Chief executive, Chris Sherwood, said: “Despite most of … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a lethargic bearded dragon was found abandoned at Moss Valley Park in Wrexham.

The reptile was found in some undergrowth by the car park and was found to be very unwell.

RSPCA deputy chief inspector Phil Lewis said: “This poor bearded dragon was found by a member of the public on Sunday (22 March). He was extremely lethargic, cold and flat – which is a sign of being seriously ill.

“He was taken … Continue reading…

The RSPCA’s free online teaching resources could help keep children learning while self-isolating or staying at home.

As part of the charity’s education offer, there are lots of resources on its website for teachers (or parents) to download including early years, primary and secondary lesson plans, activities and crafts for those wanting to continue their child’s education whilst schools in the UK close.

There are also plenty of interactive games and quizzes all about animals for children to help kids … Continue reading…

The public has voted 16-year-old Deeside teenager Evey Garner as winner of the RSPCA’s ‘People’s Choice’ photo competition.

Evey’s wonderful picture of her dog Chip – entitled ‘Meerkat or dog?’ – was one of 14 animal snaps taken by youngsters ranging from aged 11 to 18 shortlisted for the animal charity’s competition.

A total of over 1,600 votes were cast online for this category by members of the public with Evey’s humorous photo achieving the most votes.

Evey said: “Chip … Continue reading…