A nestling gull found alone in a Cardiff garden has been returned to their rooftop nest, in a heart-warming rescue.

RSPCA Cymru worked with South Wales Fire & Rescue to complete the rescue, after the gull was spotted in a front garden in the Cyncoed area of the city.

The charity attended to find the bird with no injuries, and its parent birds, nest and siblings on the roof of a Dan-Y-Coed property.

An RSPCA officer enlisted the support of … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after six guinea pigs – four of which were young babies – were dumped in a box at the side of the road.

A member of the public found the abandoned animals in Barthomley Road, in Audley, Stoke-on-Trent, on Thursday morning last week (29 June).

RSPCA inspector Charlotte Melvin said: “They were just dumped at the side of the road in a cardboard box. There was some hay in the box, but that was … Continue reading…

The body of a bloated Staffordshire bull terrier-cross dog has been retrieved from a Llangollen river, with rope tied around the neck. 

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information, after the sad discovery was made by a passer-by on 23 June, between the hours of 12.30pm and 12.45pm.

The charity pulled the dog’s body from the water at the Pentrefelin site in Denbighshire. A lump of wood was initially seen connected to the rope by the passer-by, but this – on … Continue reading…

A fox was rescued by the RSPCA after making a ‘grave’ mistake – by getting his head tightly wedged in between two headstones in a cemetery.


The animal welfare charity was contacted on Thursday (29 June) by a worried member of the public who came across the fox’s mishap in the graveyard of St Mary Magdalene Church, in Vicarage Road, Leamington Spa.

When Inspector Georgia McCormick got there, she found the fox had become completely trapped and was unable to … Continue reading…

An RSPCA wildlife centre is appealing for donations of dog food to help feed baby birds currently in its care.

Stapeley Grange, in Nantwich, currently has hundreds of baby birds – some of which require a diet of ‘meaty loaf’ dog food to help them grow.

With a food bill which costs £50,000 a year, the centre is appealing for animal-lovers to donate food.

Lee Stewart, manager at Stapeley Grange, said: “We are at the time of year when we … Continue reading…