Hair is no alternative now for Abbie from RSPCA Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre who has signed up to a challenge – that not many would agree to by any means……

Animal care assistant Abbie Griffith – who has worked for the animal welfare charity for more than eight years, after volunteering for two years – has agreed to have her hair completely shaved off – if £2,000 can be raised for the Friends of RSPCA Bryn-y-Maen.

Abbie, who works mainly in … Continue reading…

Local authorities, housing providers and other public bodies are being urged to show their commitment to animal welfare and apply for a prestigious RSPCA PawPrints award – with the application window opening today (9 April).

PawPrints remains the only award scheme recognising good practice from public bodies in relation to animal welfare.

The scheme – which has recently rebranded after more than a decade as the Community Animal Welfare Footprints (CAWF) – was first established in 2008.

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RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information following three “concerning” incidents involving badgers in South Wales.

There has been a badger sett disturbance and alleged poisoning in the Spittal area in Pembrokeshire, a badger has been found dead in a snare in Pontgarreg, Ceredigion, and a badger has also been found caught alive in a snare in the Neath area.

RSPCA inspector Keith Hogben said the three incidents – which are not related – are “troubling and concerning”.

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A run-away tortoise spent at least FOUR DAYS roaming Wrexham woodland.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after a member of the public found the female Horsefield tortoise in woods adjacent to their Linden Grove property in Llay on 20 March.

However, local residents had spotted the animal four days previously – before the tortoise was later safely collected by a member of the public, and the RSPCA was notified.

RSPCA Cymru is now appealing for information which could help locate the … Continue reading…

An RSPCA appeal for information has been launched after the sudden death of a Kinmel Bay cat who vets believe may have been poisoned.

The 12-year-old male tabby cat – called Nala – suddenly became very poorly, and was passing blood in his urine within days. The cat’s condition continued to deteriorate in the days which followed, and sadly he was put to sleep on independent veterinary advice on Saturday 23 March.

Vets found the cat had succumbed to acute … Continue reading…