A bat had an awakening from hell after his wing got tangled during hibernation, meaning he was stuck and unable to fly away.

The RSPCA was called after the tiny mammal was found grounded in Crescent Rise, Luton early on Tuesday morning (3 March).

We found him in an extremely cold state with fibre wrapped tightly around his wing.

RSPCA animal collection officer Kate Wright said: “This poor little animal had quite a rude awakening coming out of his hibernation … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the news that Bridgend County Borough Council has become the latest Local Authority in Wales to ban the release of sky lanterns and celebratory balloons from council-owned land and property.

The move now means that eight Local Authorities have acted on sky lantern releases – seven of which are in South Wales.

RSPCA Cymru has long highlighted the dangers associated with the use of sky lanterns, and continues to call on the Welsh Government to implement … Continue reading…

A NEWPORT City Council worker has been awarded a certificate of commendation from RSPCA Cymru for his part in rescuing a cat from a 40 foot tree in Newport.

Barry Reed, an arboricultural supervisor, put his tree climbing skills to the test when a cat was found stuck up a tree in a wooded area at the back of Woodside, Duffryn in Newport in October.

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Gary Lucas arrived at the scene to find the cat … Continue reading…

Cat found hanged from window frame

RSPCA appeals for information after horrific discovery


The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was found hanged from a window frame on Friday (27 February).


A cord noose had been tied around the neck of the ginger cat and then around the window frame at the side of a derelict snooker club on High Oak, Brierley Hill.


RSPCA inspector Vicki Taylor removed the cord and took the body to … Continue reading…

A missing husky called ‘Murphy’ has been reunited with his family in Bradford thanks to the RSPCA.


He was signed over to an RSPCA inspector who visited a house in Manchester where the owner said they couldn’t look after their two dogs any more.


RSPCA inspector Natalie Avery said: “I took both dogs to RSPCA Greater Manchester Animal Hospital (GMAH) to be checked over and one of the staff said Murphy looked like a dog that was missing…. Continue reading…