Dog owners across North Wales have been invited to a free dog-walking event to raise awareness for the sad plight many animals face over the festive period.

The Christmas ‘Big Walkies’ event  - organised by the RSPCA’s Wrexham District & Deeside Branch – takes place at Wepre Park in Connah’s Quay on Sunday (17 December), with free registration from 10.30am, and the walk getting underway half-an-hour later.

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Dogs and their owners took a six-mile sponsored ‘Mutt Strutt’ in Llandudno on Sunday (1 October), raising vital funds for North Wales’ RSPCA Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre.

In total, 18 people registered for the event, and took their dogs on a stunning walk around the Great Orme, savouring the scenery while raising vital funds for the Animal Centre.

The event has already raised £350 for the Centre, with donations still forthcoming. All money raised supports the Centre’s work in helping, and … Continue reading…

An RSPCA survey has revealed that 75% of dog-owners chat with their pet while out walking – and one in six SING to them.

Just over 90% of pet owners polled by the RSPCA* didn’t like to walk in silence while exercising their pooch. While 75% like to talk, 16% go one step further and serenade their dog.

The survey also showed that:

  • 9% of dog-owners only talk to their pooch to say “come on!” while 1% don’t talk at

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