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…

Dog owners across North Wales have been invited to a free dog-walking event to raise awareness for the sad plight many animals face over the festive period.

The Christmas ‘Big Walkies’ event  - organised by the RSPCA’s Wrexham District & Deeside Branch – takes place at Wepre Park in Connah’s Quay on Sunday (17 December), with free registration from 10.30am, and the walk getting underway half-an-hour later.

Registration all takes place on the morning of the event, and participants are … Continue reading…

Seven puppies have been found dumped “like litter” in a cardboard box in Wrexham, in a “shocking example” of pet abandonment.

The Staffordshire bull terrier-cross pups, thought to be six weeks old, were found in woodland in the Erddig area on Sunday evening (October 1).

Fortunately, the pups were in good health, and were taken into the care of Wrexham Council, via the local authority’s dog warden.

RSPCA is now calling on anyone with information related to the abandoned puppies … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has rescued a number of tiny Wrexham kittens, which were so young that their umbilical cords were still attached.

The kittens, likely feral, were rescued on separate incidences – with the first two saved by the charity last Tuesday (8 August), and two more on Thursday (10 August).

Last Tuesday,  RSPCA inspectors Kia Thomas and Tim Jones, were called to Wrexham Industrial Estate, where a kitten less than 24-hours-old had been spotted, amid heavy machinery and traffic dangers. … Continue reading…

A dog has been saved by RSPCA Cymru, after she got her tail trapped by barbed wire in Wrexham.

The charity was alerted after the dog’s plight was spotted by a 17-year-old girl, Molly Garrigan.

She was rescued by RSPCA on 1 August, less than 45 minutes after the charity first received the call.

Holly, a black and white collie, was very nervous when released, and had got her tail trapped by a loose coil of barbed wire, on Bangor … Continue reading…