RSPCA Cymru is bracing itself for the toughest Christmas yet as the charity fears the financial strain from the Coronavirus pandemic could mean a rise in pets being abandoned and neglected.

Last Christmas Day, across England and Wales, the RSPCA received more than 950 calls, the highest number since 2013 and it received 63,000 calls throughout December, or 2,000 a day, making it the busiest Christmas period for at least four years.

In Wales, the charity dealt with 4,171 incidents … Continue reading…

A kitten has been rescued by the RSPCA after being found in an industrial bin in Durham. 

 

The 10-week-old tortie and white female was heard meowing by a member of the public the day before she was found on Friday (20 December).

 

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Shane Lynn got to the scene, in an alley off Providence Row, at 4.45pm. He said: “It seems incredibly unlikely that this kitten got into the bin on her own.

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Eggnog the hamster will have a very happy Christmas after all – despite being abandoned in bitterly cold temperatures on the streets of Swansea.

The tiny Russian dwarf hamster was found by a family on the pavement outside their home in the Penllergaer area of the city.

RSPCA Cymru say it is “shocking” someone would dump a hamster like this – but are “over the moon” that Eggnog has been saved.

The hamster was found near a small pile of … Continue reading…

The people of Newport can get into the Christmas spirit by attending the local RSPCA animal centre’s festive fete – and even have the chance to meet Old Saint Nick himself.

RSPCA Newport Animal Centre will be fundraising at the event at the Ringland Labour Club on Saturday (30 November), from 11am until 2pm.  Entry to the event is free and booking in advance is not required.

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RSPCA Cymru today launches its 2018 Christmas appeal asking animal lovers to help Stock the Sleigh with vital items to make the festive season happy, healthy and safe for thousands of animals.

Last year, during the festive season (* – 1-31 Dec), the charity received 2,822 calls in Wales to its 24-hour cruelty hotline with concerns about animals in distress.

During December, the RSPCA also took in nearly 5,500 animals and gave them a warm bed, food, veterinary care and … Continue reading…