A SHEEP has been rescued from a slippery ledge in Snowdonia.

The sheep was approximately 80 metres up and was on a very slippery but wide ledge at Llanberis Pass.

A rope rescue team including RSPCA inspectors Mark Roberts, Mike Pugh, Vicki Taylor, animal collection officer Ann Lloyd Williams and chief inspector Helen Mead took part in the rescue.

Inspectors Mark Roberts and Mike Pugh abseiled over the edge towards the sheep.

Inspector Mike Pugh said: “The sheep – an … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is urging members of the public to vote with their feet and give a circus that has come to town in Aberystwyth a miss this weekend.

The animal welfare charity has long pushed for a complete ban on the use of wild animals in circuses. The power to introduce a ban lies with the National Assembly for Wales.

The complex needs of wild animals can never be adequately met in a circus environment and regular transport, cramped and … Continue reading…

The RSPCA’s West Hatch Animal Centre in Taunton is launching an urgent appeal for a special foster carer for a collie with a sad past who is now desperate for a temporary home to call her own after reaching breaking point in kennels.   

The tri-colour pure border collie who cannot be named for legal reasons came into the care of the RSPCA as part of an ongoing court case and is struggling with kennel life so much that it is … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was caught by an illegal gin trap.

A member of the public found the cat in a field at Bowdens Lane, Penhow, Caldicot, on 9 June and contacted the RSPCA.

Gin traps are mechanical traps designed to catch an animal by its leg, using spring-operated jaws with teeth or a serrated edge. The use of gin traps has been illegal in the UK since 1958, but some are still being used … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has appealed to owners to keep their dogs safe in the sun.

It can become unbearably hot inside a car on a sunny day. When it’s just 22 degrees outside, a car can reach a staggering 47 degrees in an hour. Dogs can’t cool down in the same way humans can so leaving a window open or parking in the shade will not keep the car cool enough and dogs may still suffer.

Under the Animal Welfare Act … Continue reading…