RSPCA Cymru officers tended to animals in need throughout the Christmas holidays, with 129 calls logged to the charity between 24 and 26 December – including a corn snake rescued in Bangor on Christmas Day.

The charity’s officers are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to help animals – and the festive period was no exception.

Of the 129 calls logged over Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, 49 concerned complaints about the treatment of animals, … Continue reading…

A hamster has been found abandoned in a cage, left on the side of the road in Wrexham.

The white, fluffy hamster – nicknamed Flake by RSPCA staff – was spotted by a member of the public on Chapel Street in the early hours of Tuesday morning (December 19), at approximately 4:15am.

North Wales Police officers in the local area at the time took in the hamster, before the animal was collected by the RSPCA.

RSPCA officers say they are … Continue reading…

A woman who abandoned her cat in a house for five weeks – which led to the animal becoming emaciated and close to death – has been sentenced in court.

Joanne Brown (DOB 08/05/84), of Winterburn Green, Stockport, was sentenced at Stockport Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday 21 December). She pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to the cat, named Tinkerbell, at an earlier hearing.

Magistrates gave Brown a 12-month conditional discharge, and ordered her to pay £250 costs and a … Continue reading…

A dog who was found wandering the streets with his jaw hanging off after being used for badger baiting is ending 2017 on a high after finding a loving new home.

Herbie the lurcher was rescued by the RSPCA in August this year when he was found straying in Warrington. The injuries to his face were so severe that he had to undergo reconstruction surgery to rebuild his jaw.

He was put up for rehoming at the RSPCA’s Macclesfield branch, … Continue reading…

There are always presents to wrap, people to see and turkeys to cook over the busy festive period – but just be aware of the hidden hazards which could ruin your pet’s Christmas.

The RSPCA is urging pet-owners to be prepared for any emergencies which arise over Christmas – and to ensure that the festive time is as non-stressful as possible for our fluffy friends.

From toxic foods, the dangers of decorations and keeping your pet calm among the Christmas … Continue reading…