RSPCA Cymru launch boat on River Teifi to reach bird

Tuesday 10 December 2013

A goose with a hole in its chest and head injuries has been rescued from the River Teifi in Cardigan.

The male, domestic goose was spotted by a passer by on the riverbank near the Red Lion pub on St Mary Street yesterday morning (9th December 2013) bleeding heavily and moving lethargically.

When Inspector Neill Manley arrived at the scene the goose had entered the water … Continue reading…


Today we launched a crisis appeal to support the East Winch Wildlife Centre which is caring for more than 100 orphaned seal pups following the recent floods on the Norfolk coast.

It costs £22 a week to feed each seal, with pups expected to require up to five months of rehabilitation after being separated from their mothers by last week’s tidal surge.

The wildlife centre, in Norfolk, is at full capacity with the young pups – many still … Continue reading…


Our specially trained water rescue teams have been out rescuing animals affected by the storms and rising tides that have battered the east of England.

Officers have so far been involved in rescues involving seals, horses and cattle as they respond to calls from the authorities and members of the public.

A team of our officers, along with local authority seal wardens and members of the Seal & Bird Rescue Trust, are currently patrolling the east Norfolk coast between … Continue reading…

On Monday 9 December, the RSPCA will open a new in-store RSPCA adoption centre in the Pets at Home store in Newport.

The centre will provide a unique opportunity for the RSPCA to find new homes for cruelly treated and neglected cats and dogs. It is the first of its kind in Wales.

RSPCA national director for Wales, Steve Carter,  will officially open the centre which includes a living room area for customers to seek advice on pet care and … Continue reading…

 RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a cat was shot in the St Mellons area of Cardiff.

The one year old domestic grey cat was probably shot  in the back on Friday 29 November and taken to the vet the following day. An x-ray examination confirmed that an air gun pellet was lodged near his spine and the pellet was removed during surgery.

RSPCA inspector Gemma Black said: “We need to find out urgently how this happened and who’s … Continue reading…