Almost 60 animals from the RSPCA’s Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre will be looking for a forever home in the New Year.

Dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets and even a cockerel are among the animals at the centre hoping to find their perfect family in 2017.

RSPCA Cymru is reminding anyone considering getting a pet to do their homework as to the responsibilities involved, and to remember that many animals – like those based at Bryn-Y-Maen – are often desperate for … Continue reading…

A stunning close-up photograph of piglets snoozing is among the winning shots in the RSPCA’s Young Photographer Awards.

Youngsters aged between nine and 18 were invited to capture the animal kingdom on camera for this year’s competition.

Sixteen-year-old Lily Edwards, from Bangor, caught the heartwarming moment a piglet snoozed in amongst its siblings – earning her a runner-up place in this year’s Farm Animals category.

Naming the image ‘Nap Time’ she said:  “I took this photo at a local farm. … Continue reading…

Only a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses can properly protect against welfare problems, say RSPCA Cymru.

The Welsh Government has announced the launch of a consultation in the New Year on a series of new proposals – including the introduction of a licensing scheme for circuses.

Regular transport, cramped housing, forced training and loud noises often prove an unavoidable reality for wild animals based within a circus setting. As such, RSPCA Cymru believes the only acceptable … Continue reading…

An animal welfare clinic in Denbighshire has nearly trebled its opening hours, in a move which will prove excellent news to many owners of domestic pets in the local area.

RSPCA Clwyd and Colwyn branch is the first in North Wales to employ its own vet. The clinic – on Vaughan Street in Rhyl – is now open for appointments between 9.30am and noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and between 1pm and 4pm on those days as a drop-in … Continue reading…

A grey squirrel has been rescued in amazing circumstances, freed from the grill of a car in the North Wales area.

RSPCA Cymru was called after the squirrel became wedged between the grill and radiator of the moving car, in Llanberris on Sunday 13 December.

An RSPCA inspector attended the scene, and enlisted the help of a local garage – Moduron Maethlu Motors – who attended free of charge, and cut a hole in the vehicle to help set the … Continue reading…