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…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a neglected West Highland terrier dog was found wandering the streets of Corby.

The female dog was found by a member of the public in Boden Close, in Danesholm Estate, on Saturday (11 March). She was taken to a local vet, who was so concerned about the state she was in that they contacted the RSPCA.

Inspector Polly Underwood, who is investigating, said: “She was in a terrible state, very dirty with severe … Continue reading…

Torfaen County Borough Council has become the latest Local Authority in Wales to implement a ban on the use of sky lanterns on their land.

After discussions with RSPCA Cymru, the Council has taken moves to ban the objects, which can have deadly consequences for animals and their welfare.

Torfaen are the 16th Council in Wales to take this action – meaning a complete ban across Wales’ Local Authority land is a step closer. Sky lanterns can be ingested by … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has rescued a corn snake in the Neath area – after it had hitched a lift in a van!

The snake, which is orange in colour, was found inside a van on 8 March. The vehicle had been dropped off at a scrap yard on Neath Abbey Road in the town.

Animal collection officer Ellie West rescued the snake, which is now based in a boarding establishment.

The van had come from the Bridge Street area of Neath…. Continue reading…

Workers at a JCB warehouse in Stoke-on-Trent found a surprise stowaway when a praying mantis was discovered hidden in a container from India.

The RSPCA was contacted on Friday (10 March) after the carnivorous insect was found in a container which had come over from India. Staff at the JCB logistics centre, in Lowlands Road, confined the four-inch creature in a box, which was picked up by RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Catherine Strawford.

The insect has now been taken to … Continue reading…