A North Wales local authority has been urged not to restrict, or prohibit, dogs from accessing marked sports playing fields, for fear of compromising their welfare.

RSPCA Cymru fears measures by Wrexham Council may inadvertently demonise responsible dog owners, as a consultation concerning the implementation of Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) for parks in the council area concludes.

The charity has responded to new plans from Wrexham Council concerning dogs in public spaces. These include banning dogs from marked sports … Continue reading…

A family pet was left with severe injuries and had to be put to sleep after being shot with an air rifle in North Wales.

Bobby, an eight-year-old tabby and white cat, was found injured by a member of the public on Wednesday 9 November in Wrexham, and taken to a nearby veterinary practice. The cat was from the Minera area of the town.

X-rays showed that the cat had been shot, with a pellet visible just above his hip … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is urgently seeking witnesses to a suspected dog beating incident in North Wales.

A man was seen allegedly punching a dog, on Brynycabanau Road in the Hightown area of Wrexham on 26 October, at approximately 9.30pm.

RSPCA Cymru is urging any witnesses to come forward with any detail, or information, about the incident.

Kia Thomas, RSPCA inspector, said:

“RSPCA Cymru is aware of hugely worrying reports in the Hightown area of Wrexham, concerning the beating of a dog … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information about the circumstances which led to a young, unwell puppy being abandoned at a Wrexham vets.

The RSPCA was made aware on 11 October that the young pup, aged approximately six weeks old, was left at Rhyd Broughton Vets, Gatewen Road, Wrexham. He was very poorly, visibly thin, weak, dehydrated and suffering from diarrhea.

He was in urgent need of veterinary care, so it was vital the puppy was able to get the care … Continue reading…

With approximately 80 cats currently in their care, the RSPCA’s Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre is launching an urgent re-homing appeal for anyone looking for a forever, feline friend.

Centre manager Victoria Williams says the number of cats looking for a new home is “worryingly high”.

RSPCA Cymru is reminding members of the public to prioritise adopting, rather than shopping, if they are considering a new addition to their family.

Cats seeking a new home include four adorable kittens, named after stars … Continue reading…