RSPCA Cymru and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service have worked together to rescue a young gull chick which had fallen from a nest and landed between plant pots. 

The Cardiff gull was found to be uninjured, but had been separated from his parents for more than 24 hours.

RSPCA Cymru enlisted the support of firefighters who returned the baby chick to the nest, atop a two story house on Mafeking Road in the Penylan area of the city. The … Continue reading…

RSPCA Newport Animal Centre has launched an urgent appeal for two long-stay dogs seeking special forever homes.

American bulldog Martha, and lurcher crossbreed Ollie, have been at the centre for a number of months, and are urgently seeking a second chance of happiness.

Martha was signed over into RSPCA care in February, after being found in the garden of a property with a very prominent ribcage, with no food available and sleeping in a shed, on top of boxes, and … Continue reading…

A cygnet had a lucky escape after getting fishing line tangled around his beak on a lake in St Helens.

The RSPCA was called after the young swan was seen with the fishing litter dangling from his mouth in Grosvener Road, on 22 June.

Fortunately the cygnet was untangled by a team of two RSPCA officers – Steve Wickham and Nick Green. Happily, he was released back to his family after being found to be uninjured.

Steve said: “We managed … Continue reading…

A dog is being treated by RSPCA vets after she was found dumped in a front garden in Orpington at the weekend, wearing veterinary bandages and a catheter in her leg.

Homeowners on Crofton Road in Orpington, Kent, were surprised to find the young/small Shepherd type dog with clear injuries sitting helplessly in their front garden on Saturday morning (8 July) around 7.30am.

RSPCA deputy chief inspector Anthony Pulfer rushed to the address.

He said: “The poor dog was clearly … Continue reading…

The number of airgun incidents reported to RSPCA Cymru is sadly on course to be the higher in 2017 than in each of the previous two years. 

From the turn of the year, to the end of June, 41 incidents across Wales were reported to the charity. That compares to 58 throughout 2016, and 61 in 2015.

The new statistics are published ahead of a notoriously busy period for RSPCA Cymru officers in investigating such deliberate and cruel attacks.

If … Continue reading…