Bydd Iolo Williams yn ymweld a'r llynnoedd dyfrgwn a Chris Needs yn agor siop ar gyfer y ganolfan. Iolo Williams visits the otter lakes & Chris Needs opens a shop to help fund...
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-Welcome, once again, to Llys Nini...
-..Wales' largest animal
-rehoming centre near Swansea.
-This week, we'll look at the work
-of this unique centre...
-..and meet some of the residents.
-this incredibly cute kitten.
-She was found in a box with two
-other kittens on the roadside...
-..in Ffostrasol, Ceredigion.
-The three were in a box
-for a long time...
-..but the other two didn't survive.
-Thankfully, this kitten
-is fit and healthy...
-..and is searching for a new home
-like the other animals here.
-Let's find out more about the
-incredible work of the centre.
-The RSPCA Llys Nini Animal Centre is
-situated near Junction 47 of the M4.
-Gorseinon and the Gower
-are to the south.
-Swansea is to the east
-and the Lliw Valley is to the west.
-The heart of the centre is an
-old farmhouse from the Middle Ages.
-It stands on 80 acres of land...
-..and is the temporary home
-of many orphan animals.
-The centre develops
-..to encourage wildlife
-across the site.
-It's all in aid of the animals.
-Llys Nini is an independent charity
-but is affiliated with the RSPCA.
-This is one
-of 14 branches in Wales...
-..of The Royal Society for the
-Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
-The RSPCA inspectors
-of the South-West Wales region...
-..are based at Llys Nini.
-They save animals that have been
-abandoned, neglected or mistreated.
-Many of them come
-to the Llys Nini Centre.
-On today's programme...
-..we attend the parish church
-..to celebrate the lives of animals.
-It's an opportunity for us to thank
-the animals who keep us company.
-We meet Zeus the dog.
-This giant of a dog
-has overcome many obstacles.
-The naturalist, Iolo Williams
-visits the centre's otter pond.
-First, Steffan Alun introduces us
-to another resident of Llys Nini.
-Clive and I are joined by beagles.
-The eight dogs arrived as puppies
-six months ago...
-..following a court case.
-They are ready to be adopted
-so are looking for homes.
-Many of have already been adopted
-but there's still a few left.
-These are hunting dogs so they like
-the outdoors and enjoy walking.
-Some are very shy and
-haven't had the chance to socialize.
-These dogs need an owner
-who is fit, energetic and patient...
-..who can give them the training
-and exercise that they require.
-When adopting a dog, it's important
-to consider all the factors.
-Do they suit your way of life?
-For the right owner, these dogs
-will be a lifelong friend.
-# I'm still holding on
-# And think back
-# But I've lost the chance #
-Gemma has the story of a dog...
-..who is a giant
-in more ways than one!
-As inspectors, we often come across
-animals who have been mistreated.
-Zeus, a Dogue de Bordeaux
-was a very serious case.
-When the inspector found him,
-he had a painful skin condition.
-His whole body
-was covered in blood blisters.
-Following an examination...
-..the vet found that he had many
-other issues with his health.
-He was both ill and depressed.
-Many months of attention, care
-and love at the centre in Newport...
-..transformed both his health
-Today, Zeus is an important part
-of Carla and Mike's lives.
-He also helped them
-with a recent bereavement.
-We found out that my Mum
-had stage four terminal cancer.
-In the nine months that we've had
-Zeus, my Mum has passed away.
-Zeus, Mike and I were like
-a little unit, a little family.
-Zeus has really helped me recover
-from the loss of my Mum.
-He loves playing with his
-best friend, Hudson the Doberman...
-..and lives like a king in his new
-home and has a sofa all to himself.
-This gentle giant has discovered
-his true personality...
-..despite his early experiences.
-Every pet owner is responsible
-for the health of that animal.
-They should ensure
-it's treated for any condition.
-We never found Zeus'
-A few weeks ago, we heard about a
-special nature project at Llys Nini.
-The aim was to create ponds to
-attract otters and other animals.
-Recently, a familiar face
-of the nature world...
-..visited the exciting project.
-During his visit to the ponds,
-Iolo met the volunteer, Rhiannon...
-..and the project coordinator,
-When did the work start?
-We started digging out the ponds
-in June and July.
-That took about two weeks...
-..and it has gathered momentum
-since that time.
-This is the heart
-of the Lliw Valley...
-..which is home to many otters.
-They move around the rivers
-that are in the area...
-..so it made sense to build
-something that they could use.
-The idea is that this is a porch
-that leads into our two dens.
-One den is on the surface
-and the other is underground.
-There's a tunnel running
-through to the stream.
-This has taken a lot of work.
-Have you seen
-any traces of otters yet?
-No, but we know they travel
-up and down the stream...
-..so hope that they come here
-once they have discovered it.
-It's a great location for otters.
-There's plenty of water
-and a lot of growth.
-I imagine this place
-is full of toads and lizards.
-In the spring,
-the water will be clearer.
-Plants will start growing and
-will attract all sorts of things.
-Llys Nini has a duty
-to care for pets...
-..such as dogs, cats and rabbits...
-..but they make the effort
-to look after everything.
-They've done a lot
-of conservation work...
-the natural hedgerows.
-They've created new habitats, ponds
-and planted new trees.
-They've made a real effort.
-This is so heart-warming when many
-habitats in Wales are destroyed.
-I love the contrast
-between this site and the M4.
-People are rushing around in
-their cars and getting stressed...
-..but this is a relaxing place
-to take a walk.
-It's a piece of heaven on earth.
-The next story
-underlines the importance...
-..of microchipping a pet...
-..and the benefits of social media
-when a pet goes missing.
-Doli the cat and the Davies family
-live on the outskirts of Neath.
-Doli became an important part
-of their lives...
-..when they moved to the house.
-The cat was left
-by the former owners of the house...
-..and we started feeding her.
-She came into the kitchen
-and has been here ever since.
-On this particular evening,
-she went out as usual...
-..but there was no sign of her
-the next day.
-We didn't know what had happened.
-I thought she'd gone
-to another house to be fed.
-Unfortunately, we discovered that
-she was knocked down by a car...
-..in a street near our home.
-Luckily, a neighbour found her
-and called the RSPCA.
-They took her in and started
-the treatment that she needed.
-Richard and his parents,
-Sharon and Howard...
-..were worried about Doli for days.
-If she was microchipped...
-..the family would have heard about
-her situation in next to no time.
-It was a miracle that we found her.
-Our neighbour called the RSPCA
-and Llys Nini took her in...
-..and posted her photo
-on their Facebook page.
-My aunt saw the photo on Facebook.
-She's only met her twice
-but recognized her straight away.
-It was luck that we found her
-and could bring her home.
-Doli lost her leg in the accident...
-..but she's coping well and
-everyone is happy to see her home.
-Doli's story shows us
-..of microchipping our pets.
-Join us after the break...
-..as we attend a service that
-celebrates the lives of animals.
-The radio DJ, Chris Needs
-and his dog, Buster Llyr...
-..open a shop in Carmarthen.
-We meet Medi, the Staffy...
-..and a family of chickens...
-..who are named after
-the characters of a programme.
-We owe a lot of thanks to our pets
-for their friendship and company.
-This was the message at a recent
-service that celebrated animals...
-..at the parish church of Baglan
-near Port Talbot.
-It's Sunday afternoon
-and those with two and four legs...
-..flock to Baglan parish church for
-a special service of thanksgiving.
-We've held services like this
-for many years.
-It's an opportunity for us to thank
-the animals who keep us company.
-The whole community should come out
-once a year with their pets...
-..to give thanks.
-It's important to celebrate animals
-and those who rescue them.
-This is important for people
-who do and don't come to church.
-It opens the arms
-and the doors of the church...
-who wouldn't normally be there.
-The church is full...
-..and everyone, especially the
-animals are on their best behaviour.
-Look at the birds of the air...
-..they neither sow...
-..nor reap nor gather into barns...
-your Heavenly Father feeds them.
-We pray especially for those homes
-that are represented here...
-..and share their homes
-Care for them
-with your tender loving care.
-Now comes the part where I often
-lose a finger or two.
-Let's bless these animals.
-At the end of the service, Steve
-the vicar blesses all the animals...
-..and everyone seems to have enjoyed
-It was lovely.
-It was lovely.
-I've enjoyed it.
-The animals behaved themselves,
-were quiet and great.
-It was my first experience
-and I hope to return next year.
-There's one more lesson
-from Steve the vicar.
-The only incident
-we've had at a pet blessing here...
-..which I've conducted
-for 12 years...
-..is a stick insect losing a leg
-and it grew back and that's true!
-That's what I call a miracle.
-We've already met Arwyn and Sue
-from Rhydargaeau near Carmarthen.
-Both are regular visitors
-to the Llys Nini charity shops...
-..and have rescued many animals
-over the years.
-They are infatuated with animals
-of the feathered and furry variety.
-Let's go for a walk.
-We moved here from the town.
-It had some land
-so we put it to use.
-We heard about rescue chickens
-and it went from there.
-We don't eat anything
-that has a face.
-They are our family.
-People don't understand
-that they are real characters.
-Speaking of characters,
-these feathered queens...
-..are named after the characters of
-the popular series, Game of Thrones.
-We have Daenerys and Arya...
-..who are ex-commercial Warrens
-A message on Facebook said, "Fresh
-start for hens. Homes needed."
-They were going to be killed.
-The price of their lives
-was 7p each.
-They've been reared to die.
-There's also plenty of fur
-in the house.
-We like cats too.
-They go in and out
-as much as they want.
-Cymro from Llandeilo was our first.
-He's quite a character.
-We went on to have another two from
-Cilgerran called Mali and Heini.
-We just can't say no!
-If you have the room, try it.
-I would love to see more people...
-..adopting chickens and cats.
-I've come to meet Diesel.
-He came to Llys Nini following a
-long period of abuse from his owner.
-When he first came here,
-he had lost most of his coat.
-Diesel had the longest nails
-an inspector had ever seen.
-He had also developed lumps
-and underwent many operations.
-He's currently recovering from
-the surgery with a foster family...
-..but still needs a permanent home.
-The animals that do come
-to Llys Nini aren't always perfect.
-It's difficult to look beyond the
-disabilities but he is recovering.
-Someone could give this lovely dog
-a comfortable home.
-Otherwise, he'll remain here.
-is a popular radio presenter.
-He's also an avid supporter
-of the centre.
-He recently took his friend,
-Buster Llyr to Carmarthen...
-..for the opening
-of a new charity shop.
-How are you?
-Thank you for asking Buster Llyr and
-I to open this store in Carmarthen.
-This new shop will help to raise
-more money to help animals...
-..and will guarantee that they have
-the best possible care.
-I've raised money for Diabetes UK
-and other charities over the years.
-This year, Buster Llyr and myself...
-..have decided to raise funds
-for the animals of Llys Nini.
-Ysgol Nantgaredig is giving
-this new venture a helping hand...
-..as part of the school's eco
-and recycling campaign.
-I'm the chairman
-of the school's eco council.
-We have a vice-chairman,
-secretary and treasurer.
-We've come to help in the shop.
-We've donated towels,
-blankets and clothes.
-This shop is important to me...
-..as people in our area can donate
-their items to the animals.
-Animals are very important...
-..to the people
-who listen to my show.
-They tell me stories
-about the tricks they do...
-..ant trips to the vet
-or if they lose any animals.
-They're important to people.
-They are companions.
-I've got a list of animals who are
-living and those who have passed.
-I want the animals to have
-the same thing as Buster Llyr.
-He has a nice home, love,
-cwtches, food and bling, bling.
-Certain breeds of dog have been
-given bad press in the media.
-The Staffy is one of those breeds.
-Medi's story will turn those
-negative attitudes around.
-We decided to adopt
-as we've done it five times before.
-We had Mari the Maltese.
-Alfie the Miniature Schnauzer
-We're not the typical couple
-to own a Staffy...
-..but when we saw her photograph...
-..she was in such a sorry state
-that we had to give her a chance.
-Before Medi came to us...
-..we think that she was locked
-in a bathroom for six months.
-There were other dogs in the house
-but they didn't get along.
-The RSPCA inspectors
-had spotted her through a window.
-They saw her condition
-and insisted on taking her.
-It was a lot of work.
-We had to apply her ointment
-every few hours...
-..and feed her six times a day.
-She hadn't been trained and we had
-to teach her how to go outside.
-It was a lot of work
-but she's fantastic.
-We took her to classes.
-Yes, we took her to training classes
-and she was fantastic.
-She's settled in
-and is part of the family.
-Wherever we go, she comes too.
-I would never buy a puppy
-from a breeder.
-People should look into
-rehoming a dog.
-They appreciate being given
-a second chance in life.
-You get a lot of love in return.
-It's hard to believe that we've
-reached the end of the series.
-We hope that you've enjoyed
-learning about the centre...
-..and meeting the people and animals
-in our programmes.
-For more information
-about rehoming animals...
-..visit our social media pages.
-The animals who appeared in this
-series will have been rehomed...
-..but a number of animals are
-still waiting to find a new home...
-..so head to your local
-animal centre for more information.
-From me, Steffan Alun...
-..and me, Elin Fflur
-and everyone at Llys Nini...
-..the home for animals...
-I was going to call you Snowy!
-What are you doing?
-We'll meet more of the faces
-of Llys Nini...
-S4C Subtitles by Tinopolis
Bydd Iolo Williams yn ymweld a'r llynnoedd dyfrgwn a Chris Needs yn agor siop ar gyfer y ganolfan. Iolo Williams visits the otter lakes & Chris Needs opens a shop to help fund the centre.