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…

As the one-month countdown to Christmas approaches, RSPCA Newport Animal Centre are offering the public the ideal opportunity to get into the festive spirit with their annual Christmas fete.

The fete takes place at Ringland Labour Club, in Newport’s Hillfield area on Saturday (24 November).

Attendees will have the chance to meet Father Christmas himself, at a Santa’s Grotto. There’ll also be face-painting, children’s games, stalls, various craft stalls, bric-a-brac; plus a host of traditional games – including raffle, tombola, … Continue reading…

There are always presents to wrap, people to see and turkeys to cook over the busy festive period – but just be aware of the hidden hazards which could ruin your pet’s Christmas.

The RSPCA is urging pet-owners to be prepared for any emergencies which arise over Christmas – and to ensure that the festive time is as non-stressful as possible for our fluffy friends.

From toxic foods, the dangers of decorations and keeping your pet calm among the Christmas … Continue reading…

A tiny beagle – saved from a failed smuggling attempt via Holyhead Port – is the star of a new report lifting the lid on the “horrifying” conditions the illegal puppy trade can subject animals to.

Hugo was one of 96 puppies rescued by RSPCA Cymru, and other bodies, as part of a multi-agency operation at the North Wales port in November 2016.

The new digital, interactive report – which contains new footage, photographs and testimonies – tells the story … Continue reading…

Music fans across Wales can help the RSPCA secure the Christmas number one slot, and provide vital support for animals in need across the country.

The animal welfare charity has thrown its hat into the ring to claim the festive chart accolade – as up-and-coming singer Lucy Ellie covers Simply Red’s hit song – Stars, in aid of the RSPCA.

‘Stars’ is the soundtrack to the charity’s ‘Kindness at Christmas’ video, which has already gone viral with over … Continue reading…