A school year group branded the “most compassionate” in England and Wales has been given a tour of an RSPCA animal centre to congratulate them for their efforts.

Year three pupils at the Welsh-medium, Cardiff-based Ysgol Gymraeg Coed y Gof picked up the accolade in the recent RSPCA Honours, after producing a creative animation to promote animal welfare.

The ‘Compassionate Class’ competition is a key part of the RSPCA’s Generation Kind initiative; an ambitious set of prevention programmes aimed at … Continue reading…

RSPCA Newport Animal Centre “cannot wait” to welcome the public to its annual dog show, BBQ and summer fete on Sunday (7 July).

The Hartridge Farm Road animal centre has organised children’s games, arts, crafts, bric-a-brac, craft stalls, a tombola and more, with the event running from 11am to 3pm.

Entrance is only 50 pence per head, while free parking is available.

Canine companions are invited to take part in the dog show, which will “celebrate dogs of all breeds, … Continue reading…

An RSPCA animal care assistant is taking on one of Britain’s toughest outdoor challenges to raise money for animals in need.

Paul Marchant – who works at the RSPCA Newport Animal Centre – will take on the dizzy heights of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon within 24 hours.

The walk kicks off on 29 June – with Paul one of a few dozen participants taking on the ‘Charity Challenge‘ to raise money for various charities.

In total, … Continue reading…

Two cats named after a famous comedy duo hope today’s launch of a new movie could aid their search for a new forever home.

Stanley Laurel and Oliver Hardy are brother cats, and currently based at the RSPCA’s Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre at Upper Colwyn Bay.

The siblings’ search for forever home happiness comes as a new film Stan & Ollie, starring Steve Coogan and John C Reilly, hits UK cinemas today.

Stanley and Oliver came into the RSPCA’s care in … 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…