A thermal imaging drone helped rescue a dog in dramatic circumstances – after she had spent five days trapped down the hole of a Cwmtillery mountain.

RSPCA Cymru, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Gwent Police, Resource Group Unmanned Aviation Services and numerous volunteers all worked together to find the Chihuahua, named Cherry.

She went missing on 15 March, while walking on Mynydd James, within the Welsh Valleys mountain range.

Her absence led to wide-ranging efforts to locate Cherry, including … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people to put sports netting away after a fox was rescued when he got tangled in a football net at a school in Hertfordshire.

The young fox was freed from the netting at a school in Berry Lane, Rickmansworth, on Thursday (16 March).

When Animal Collection Officer Grace Mead arrived, the fox was struggling to free himself. After the netting was carefully cut away, the uninjured fox was released back into the wild.

Grace said: “Sadly … Continue reading…

A warning has been issued by RSPCA Cymru in Holyhead, after six pets on the same road are believed to have been the victims of suspected poisonings.

It has been reported to the charity that, between three properties on Bryn Glas Road, five cats and a dog have been the victim of poisonings.

Reports were received by RSPCA Cymru on 12 March concerning the poisoning of a cat, who – sadly – had to be put to sleep due to … Continue reading…

A cat which was abandoned in a tied plastic box in a Staffordshire country lane has been reunited with her owner.

The tortoiseshell female cat, who the RSPCA nicknamed Bagpuss but is in fact called Peppa, was found by a member of the public on Monday last week (13 March) in Walton Road, Burton-on-Trent. The cat had been placed in a box, which was then placed inside a tied plastic bag and hidden in undergrowth.

Following media coverage appealing for … Continue reading…

A Harris Hawk has been rescued from a Swansea tree, following joint action from RSPCA Cymru and the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

The bird was spotted by a passer-by on 14 March; stuck upside down in a silver birch tree in the Townhill area.

Sadly, the bird’s jesses had become intertwined in branches, leaving the Harris Hawk trapped approximately 25-feet up the tree.

RSPCA Cymru attended, and enlisted the support of Mid and West Wales Fire … Continue reading…