Young swan trapped between two locks on Shropshire Canal

Tuesday 28 August 2013

A young swan has been reunited with his family after getting trapped between two locks on a section of the Shropshire canal in Powys.

The cygnet was unable to fly had become separated from the other swans and had ended up alone on the canal at Arddleen

The cygnet was trapped on the Shropshire Canal

RSPCA officer Claire Davies managed to catch the cygnet in a net. … Continue reading…

Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre have nine ‘Super Staffies’ looking for new homes

Friday 23 August 2013

RSPCA Cymru’s animal centre in North Wales is making a special appeal for loving homes for nine Staffordshire Bull Terriers they have in their care.

Staff at Bryn-y-Maen in upper Colwyn Bay say all nine of the dogs have completely different characters and are looking for totally different homes. Some are energetic and active while others are more cuddly and happy with a short walk. … Continue reading…

Thursday 22 August 2013

Three pets have been abandoned at a house in Mountain Ash by their owners who are suspected of doing a “midnight flit” from the property.

Police officers and RSPCA Inspector Gemma Cooper were called to the house in Dilwyn Street after being alerted by a member of the public.

As there were no keys available for the property access was gained through the front window of the house.

Inside a St Bernard dog, a cat and … Continue reading…

“I am proud to have such an excellent facility in my constituency”

Thursday 14 August 2013

Plaid Cymru Assembly Member for South Wales East, Lindsay Whittle has spent the day visiting the RSPCA’s Animal Centre in Newport.

The centre looks after cats, dogs, rabbits, ferrets and other domestic animals and can care for over 100 animals at any one time. In 2012 175 dogs, 278 cats, 47 rabbits and 75 other animals were rehomed by the centre which meant a … Continue reading…


RSPCA rescue operations come in all shapes and sizes and one of our officers in north Wales recently helped a hedgehog to freedom.

 The juvenile hedgehog was found in the drain of a garden in Townsend Avenue, Wrexham on 10 August. Despite the best efforts of the householder the prickly creature wouldn’t budge but RSPCA inspector Kia Thomas came to the rescue. The lucky hedgehog was unharmed by his ordeal and returned to the wild.

 RSPCA inspector Kia Thomas … Continue reading…