The RSPCA has launched an appeal to the public for help in tracing a suspected dog fighter who has failed to attend a number of court hearings, in a case which has connections to North Wales.  

 RSPCA Cymru is urging anyone with information about the whereabouts of John Herbert Knibbs (d.o.b 04/02/64), previously of Polyanthus Drive, in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, to contact them via the charity’s inspectorate appeal line and leave a message for inspector Kirsty Withnall.

The man is accused … Continue reading…

A one-week-old lurcher-type puppy whose eyes were still closed has been found in a cardboard box in a Wrexham alley-way.

The report was made to the RSPCA by a member of the public, who says the puppy was found alone, with a blanket in the box outside their back gate on Queen Street in Ruabon on Tuesday evening (26 June).

RSPCA officers rescued the tiny brown puppy, who was somewhat lethargic – and is now being cared for by a … Continue reading…

An appeal for information has been launched after a very unwell Staffordshire bull terrier was found by a member of the public in Moss Valley Park in Wrexham.

The male dog, dark brindle and white in colour, was found in an “appalling state” on Thursday evening (22 March). e was having a seizure, and appeared very thin – so was taken to a local veterinary practice.

Sadly, the condition of the dog was so bad that independent vets were left … Continue reading…

A fox trapped in a snare in Holywell has been rescued and released by RSPCA Cymru.

Following his rescue near Llanerch-Y-Mor in February, the male fox was taken to RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre for vet treatment.

After a successful period of rehabilitation rescuers released the fox back into the wild on Tuesday evening (6 March). Heartwarming video footage caught the moment the fox returned to the wild.

RSPCA inspector Jenny Anderton said: “The fox had become trapped on a … Continue reading…

Three rescue animals with St David’s Day-inspired names are seeking new homes from the RSPCA’s Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre.

Davina the cat, Dewi the dog and Dafydd the cockerel are three of the animals seeking a second chance of happiness from the RSPCA centre, at Upper Colwyn Bay, as people across North Wales and beyond mark the day of the patron saint of Wales.

One of the beautiful cats presently in the centre’s care is Davina. She was collected by an … Continue reading…