Dog owners from across Newport and beyond are invited to a special autumnal photo shoot at the RSPCA’s Adoption Centre, at Pets at Home, on Saturday (October 7).

The event, taking place at the Newport store at the Mendalgief Retail Park on Docks Way, allows dogs and their families to have a professional photograph taken, and enjoy a series of fun-filled activities.

Dogs, and their owners, will be snapped by professional photographer Freya Whittington, with a 5 x 7 photograph … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has rescued a poorly, long-eared bat in the Deeside area, saving the vulnerable animal from bad weather conditions, after it was spotted hanging still and not flying.

First seen on 14 November 2016, the bat was found hanging from underneath a roof lip, about 15 feet from the ground – with concerned members of the public spotting that the animal had not moved for a prolonged period of time.

After the rescue, Pets at Home provided mealworms to … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru’s Newport Adoption Centre, based inside the Pets at Home superstore on Docks Way, is celebrating the third anniversary of its opening.

Since 2013, the in-store centre, the first of its kind in Wales, has found new homes for 292 animals – 288 cats, two dogs and two rabbits.

Able to house up to six cats at one time within the centre, and working with a large network of foster carers to support more cats, the site also provides … Continue reading…


We’ve partnered with Pets at Home to launch a website which will help educate the next generation of pet owners on the importance of animal welfare.

‘My Pet Pals Academy’ encourages children to care for animals responsibly and with respect. It is hoped that developing these attitudes at an early age will reduce incidences of pet abandonment and mistreatment in the future.

Working in partnership with us, Pets at Home’s My Pet Pals Academy will provide teaching resources for … Continue reading…


We are teaming up with The Daily Mirror to launch the first Animal Hero Awards, culminating in a spectacular awards evening in London.

Today marks the launch of a nationwide search to find Britain’s bravest Animal Hero, most remarkable Animal Carer and other unsung heroes of the human and animal world.

The awards event takes place on Thursday 28 November, hosted by Amanda Holden. It aims to celebrate the heart-warming tales of courageous pets or those that have overcome … Continue reading…