A kitten has been rescued by the RSPCA after being found in an industrial bin in Durham. 


The 10-week-old tortie and white female was heard meowing by a member of the public the day before she was found on Friday (20 December).


RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Shane Lynn got to the scene, in an alley off Providence Row, at 4.45pm. He said: “It seems incredibly unlikely that this kitten got into the bin on her own.

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Wrexham County Borough Council has become North Wales’ first local authority to formally back RSPCA plans to mitigate the risks posed by fireworks to animals in the local area.

Councillors backed a host of measures on Wednesday (18 December) – which will help ensure pet owners in the local area can be prepared for the loud bangs associated with fireworks, while also promoting their responsible use, and raising awareness.

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RSPCA Cymru rushed to the aid of a Cardiff fox trapped in a snare last night, which the animal welfare charity fears may have been illegally set.

The fox was trapped in a snare set at the base of a tree in the CF5 area of Cardiff – on an unnamed country road, and was discovered on Wednesday evening (18 December).

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A Caldicot man has been banned from keeping animals for five-years, after he left his dog suffering with chronic and severe skin disease over a prolonged period of time.

Karl Mark Hobday, 49, of Newport Road in Caldicot, pleaded guilty to the Animal Welfare Act offence at Usk Way Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (17 December).

He was banned from keeping animals for five-years, given a 12-month community order with 100 hours of unpaid work, and told to pay £400 in … Continue reading…

Eggnog the hamster will have a very happy Christmas after all – despite being abandoned in bitterly cold temperatures on the streets of Swansea.

The tiny Russian dwarf hamster was found by a family on the pavement outside their home in the Penllergaer area of the city.

RSPCA Cymru say it is “shocking” someone would dump a hamster like this – but are “over the moon” that Eggnog has been saved.

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