An RSPCA animal centre is urging the public to donate blankets and hot water bottles to help the animals in its care this winter.

RSPCA Newport Animal Centre rehomed 380 animals in 2016, and helps dogs, cats, rabbits and other small furry animals find a second chance of happiness in a new forever home.

The centre, based on Hartridge Farm Road, uses hot water bottles in its cattery, while blankets are used for bedding and animal care across the centre…. Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed news that the Welsh Government is working to increase the maximum prison sentence which can be handed down to those convicted of animal cruelty.

The Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths has announced that officials from Wales will be working with the UK Government, which has today submitted a draft animal welfare bill for the consideration of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee.

It is anticipated that this will … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information amid fears that a dog was poisoned in the Pontypool area.

The animal welfare charity has been alerted after the male beagle dog, named Rolo, was found to be seriously unwell on 8 November, and was taken to a local veterinary practice by the owner.

Sadly, the extent of the dog’s condition meant the vets advised the dog be put to sleep to prevent further suffering. Vets believed that Rolo was exhibiting signs consistent … Continue reading…

A dead Dogue de Bordeaux has tragically been found in a Newport river with marks around her body, prompting an RSPCA Cymru appeal for information.

The charity was alerted after the brindle-coloured female dog was found in water adjacent to Riverside Terrace in the Newbridge area of the city on Wednesday (15 November).

RSPCA officers retrieved the body from the river, with injuries visible on her left flank, and the side of the head. It’s unclear whether this damage was … Continue reading…

A large snake that could have been flushed down a toilet has been rescued by RSPCA Cymru, after being found by unsuspecting employees at Caernarfon’s Dŵr Cymru Treatment Works.

The charity was alerted after the Carolina corn snake was spotted by an employee, on Thursday (9 November), down a chamber in the sewage system at the Treatment Works.

It is believed the snake entered the sewage system after escaping via a toilet, or being flushed down one.

RSPCA inspector Andrew … Continue reading…