Anglesey (Ynys Mon) Branch

Your local RSPCA

Welcome to the RSPCA Anglesey (Ynys Mon) Branch

We are  a local charity that supports the national RSPCA and its Inspectors. As a separate branch of the RSPCA, we are responsible for raising our own funds in order to help animals and their owners on Anglesey. We are run by volunteers.

Help and advice

I want to report cruelty or an animal in distress

If the situation is urgent contact the RSPCA 24hr Helpline on 0300 1234 999.  The call will cost the same as any call to a UK landline number.  Please note, during busier periods your call may be placed in queue - please be patient.   You will be asked a few questions to ensure that your call is prioritised.  Please read the reporting cruelty checklist for further information.

If the situation is not quite as urgent  please complete an online  form:

Please answer as many questions as you can. The RSPCA may call you back if they need more information.

I have found an injured or distressed animal

You should try to take the animal to a nearby vet.  Before you do, please phone the RSPCA 24hr Helpline on 0300 1234 999, explain what is happening and ask for a log number (keep the log number safe because the vet will need it in order to  speak with the RSPCA at a later date).

If you need advice, or you are unable to move or transport the animal, phone the RSPCA 24hr Helpline (try to safely contain the animal before calling).

Alternatively our local Welfare Officer may be able to advise you:  07490642555 (between 9am - 6pm only).

Farm animals:  If you have found an injured or distressed farm animal, contact the Fields Services Office for the Animal & Plant Health Agency (formally DEFRA) on  0300 303 8268 Monday to  Friday between 8.30am - 5pm (there is an out of hours facility on the same number). If the situation is not urgent, you can email instead:   APHA.CymruWales@apha.gsi.gov.uk

If you are not sure whether something is an animal welfare issue, please report it to the RSPCA and staff will judge whether  action is needed and the most appropriate course of action to take.  Here are some examples of farm animal welfare issues.

I have found a stray dog

Please do not contact the Police.  Telephone the Anglesey County Council Dog Warden service on 01248 752866, Monday to Friday betwen 9am - 5pm. 

Outside of those hours, please contact Bodrwnsiwn Veterinary Practice in Mona Industrial Park, Gwalchmai, Anglesey LL65 4RJ on       01407 720800.

Websites you may find useful:

 Local RSPCA Animal Welfare Clinics

Providing subsidised, high-quality basic veterinary treatment to low income pet owners. In order to be eligible you must be in receipt of at least one of the following means tested benefits:

  • Income support or Working Tax Credit
  • Jobseekers Allowance
  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax Benefit
  • Pension Credit

Please bring proof of your benefit when you visit the clinic. All treatments must be paid for at the time of consultation.

RSPCA Cymru Mobile Clinic  clinics are held every Thursday between 1pm - 2.30pm at the Farm and Pet Place, Bryn Cefni Industrial Estate, Llangefni, Anglesey LL77 7JA.  Consultation fee: £10.

RSPCA Animal Welfare Clinics  - clinics are held every week at the following locations:

  • Wednesdays between 12noon - 1pm at The Anglesey Pet Clinic, Cyttir Road, Holyhead, Anglesey LL65 2SY.                                                            Contact: 01407 764999.  Consultation fee: £7
  • Fridays between 11.30am - 12.30pm at Bodrwnsiwn Veterinary Group - Amlwch Surgery,  Dinorben Cottage, Mona Street,                            Amlwch, Anglesey LL68  9AN.  Contact: 01407 720800 .  Consultation fee:  £7

Microchipping

 Microchipping safely identifies your pet permanently; it helps to reunite thousands of pets with their owners each year. Many types of pets can be microchipped including cats, dogs, rabbits and ferrets. As of April 2016 it became a legal requirement to have any dog over the age of 8wks old microchipped.

If you are eligible for assistance, microchipping can be provided at either of the RSPCA Animal Welfare Clinics listed above. If you are not eligible, your local veterinary surgery will be able to provide the same service at a slightly higher cost.

In order to ensure the microchip remains effective, it is essential that you keep your details up to date with the database that you and your pet are registered with. To find out if your pet is already microchipped, or to find out the microchip number, ask your local vet to perform a quick scan. If your pet does have a chip you can search the number online to make sure all the information is up to date.

 Neutering

 Neutering your pet is important.  Sadly there are far too many unwanted animals throughout the country, and the number is increasing. All animal welfare charities are struggling to cope. It is essential that owners have their animals neutered in order to prevent unwanted pregnancies, prevent behavioural issues, and in some cases help to prevent cancer. In addition, the long-standing belief that cats or dogs should “have one litter before they are spayed” for health reasons is gravely mistaken.

Cats                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cat neutering is recommended between 5 - 6 months of age. The RSPCA and Cats Protection are running a neutering campaign across Wales where you can get your pet cat and stray cats neutered for £5. To be eligible you must be in receipt of at least one of the following means tested benefits:

  •  Income support or Working Tax Credit
  • Jobseekers Allowance
  • Housing Benefit                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  • Council Tax Benefit                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  • Pension Credit                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  • State only pension                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  • Full-time student living away from home

Simply contact your local veterinary surgery to book an appointment. You will be asked to complete a form when you arrive so remember to take proof of your eligibility.

If you are not eligible for the above neutering campaign, some financial assistance may still be available. Please contact our local Neutering Officer to discuss further:  01407 730879 (between 9am - 5pm only).

Dogs
Unfortunately the RSPCA are not running a neutering campaign for dogs. However, you may be eligible for help towards the cost of neutering your dog from the Dogs Trust.  Eligibility depends on whether you are receiving certain financial assistance, what breed your dogs is and where you live.  All details can be found here.

Dog neutering is recommended between 9 - 12 months of age.

 

Veterinary Practices on Anglesey

Anglesey Pet Clinic, Cyttir Road, Holyhead LL65 2SY
Contact number: 01407 764999

Aran Vet Clinic, Unit 3 The Cefni Centre (behind Elim Peugeot), Bryn Cefni Business Park, Llangefni, Anglesey LL77 7XZ
Contact number: 01248 750255

Bennett-Williams Vets, Construction House, Gaerwen Industrial Estate, Gaerwen Anglesey LL60 6HR
Contact number: 01248 422373

Bodrwnsiwn Veterinary Group:
Mona Surgery: Mona Industrial Park, Gwalchmai, Anglesey LL65 4RJ
Contact number (including out of hours): 01407 720800.

Menai Bridge Surgery: Four Crosses, Pentraeth Road, Menai Bridge, Anglesey LL59 5RW
Contact number: 01248 716617 (out of hours 01407 720800)

Bangor Surgery: Ysgubor, Llandegai, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 4BG
Contact number: 01248 352861 (out of hours 01407 720800)

Holyhead Surgery: Kingland Road, Holyhead, Anglesey LL65 2HY
Contact number: 01407 769183 (out of hours 01407 720800)

Amlwch Surgery: Dinorben Cottage, Mona Street, Amlwch, Anglesey LL68 9AN
Contact number: 01407 832367 (out of hours 01407 720800)