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The AM for Aberconwy spent time meeting the staff and volunteers, along with the many rescued animals who are currently being cared for at the centre while they await their forever homes.
Among the animals Mrs Finch-Saunders met during her visit was Brenda (pictured), a seven-year-old bulldog who was rescued by an RSPCA inspector after she was found in an emaciated and weak state.
Deputy centre manager Rachel Gibbs said: “We really appreciated Mrs Finch-Saunders taking the time to visit the centre.
“We were glad to have the opportunity to explain some of the issues we come across as a result of irresponsible pet ownership and how we strive to rehabilitate every animal that comes through our doors to give them the best possible chance in life"
Mrs Finch-Saunders said: “It was lovely to spend time at RSPCA Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre and see how hard the staff and volunteers work to care for the animals there.
“Pets can be a wonderful addition to any home, but it is vital that owners are fully aware of their needs to ensure they can make wonderful memories together.”
RSPCA centres like Bryn-Y-Maen in Upper Colwyn Bay, Conwy, prioritise animals taken in by RSPCA officers, which means they have often experienced cruelty or neglect, and are in need of a great deal of care and attention.
Bryn-Y-Maen can, at any one time, be looking after more than 100 animals.
The centre’s Find a Pet website kept up-to-date with available companions, or you can visit the centre and meet the animals in person.
The centre is open every day apart from Wednesday, from 11am to 4pm, and is always on the look-out for volunteers to support essential work.
A Bryn-Y-Maen shop also operates, providing a vast array of products for pets providing a vital income to support animal care work.
If you have an animal welfare concern or find an animal in distress please call 0300 1234 999. To help the RSPCA continue rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing wild animals in desperate need of care visit www.rspca.org.uk/give or call 0300 123 8181 to make a donation.