Two pigeons have been saved in remarkable circumstances, rescued five floors up at a Hilton hotel in Cardiff.

RSPCA Cymru attended the scene, after the two birds were spotted – on 17 February – dangling from their feet, trapped in netting towards the top of the Hilton Hotel, in the centre of Wales’ capital city.

The support of crews from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) was enlisted by the RSPCA, who were able to free both birds from … Continue reading…

An aptly-named kitten has been saved from turbulent Storm Doris winds, after spending 24-hours in a Maesteg tree.

The male kitten, named Topper, was stuck 50-feet up atop a tree in the Metcalfe Street area of the town, and unable to get back down to safety.

RSPCA Cymru enlisted the support of the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, who cut down the tree and Topper has now been reunited with her owner.

The rescue took place on Saturday 25 … Continue reading…

A man has been disqualified from keeping animals for three years after he beat and stamped on a pet dove, leading to the bird’s death.

Ian Williams (DOB 23/06/1959), of Geneva Drive, Stoke-on-Trent, appeared at North Staffordshire Justice Centre today (Monday 27 February), where he was found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to the dove by subjecting the bird to violence, following a one-day trial.

As well as the ban, Williams was ordered to pay £985 in costs and given … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a dog was found burnt in a field in Burton-on-Trent.

A member of the public came across the upsetting sight on Friday (24 February) in Lynwood Road, Branston, and contacted the RSPCA.

Inspector Laura Bryant said: “The body was visible from a nearby path and would have been very distressing for anyone to see. It had been completely burnt so that mainly the skeleton was visible.

“The person who contacted … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a pigeon was shot in Tamworth.

The animal welfare charity was contacted by a member of the public on Tuesday 14 February, after the wood pigeon was found in their garden in Dumolos Close struggling to fly.

The pigeon was taken to the RSPCA’s Birmingham Animal Hospital, where his wing was x-rayed. The x-ray showed two air gun pellets inside his body. Sadly, the pigeon was so poorly that he was put to … Continue reading…