A collie dog trapped on a 90-foot-high cliff ledge at a quarry in Betws y Coed has been rescued.

Black – who is eight years old – had managed to get herself into a tricky situation half way down on the cliff ledge at a quarry at Cwm Penmachno.

Her owner Caio Tomlinson was unable to reach her and called RSPCA Cymru for help.

RSPCA inspector Mark Roberts and RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Will Galvin first used a reach … Continue reading…

A large snake that could have been flushed down a toilet has been rescued by RSPCA Cymru, after being found by unsuspecting employees at Caernarfon’s Dŵr Cymru Treatment Works.

The charity was alerted after the Carolina corn snake was spotted by an employee, on Thursday (9 November), down a chamber in the sewage system at the Treatment Works.

It is believed the snake entered the sewage system after escaping via a toilet, or being flushed down one.

RSPCA inspector Andrew … Continue reading…

A film about much-loved Belgian detective Poirot is currently smashing the box office – and now the RSPCA has a kitten in its care who shows a striking resemblance to the moustached sleuth.

Four-month-old kitten Tasha is at the RSPCA’s Birmingham Animal Centre, after being found wandering the streets as a stray, with an injury to her eye.

Amazingly, the black and white fur on her face resembles the handlebar moustache which is the trademark of Hercule Poirot.

Emma Finnimore, … Continue reading…

Wales must not “fall behind” on wild animal welfare, as the Republic of Ireland becomes the latest country to outlaw the use of wild animals in circuses.

RSPCA Cymru has urged the Welsh Government to deliver an immediate end to the practice, stating there is “no excuse” for wild animals to still be touring the country in a hugely inappropriate circus environment.

Calls follow the Republic of Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., signing regulations … Continue reading…

The rescue and rehabilitation of a much-loved Northwich swan has led to a supermarket donating over £200 to an RSPCA wildlife centre in Cheshire.

The money was raised through Waitrose’s Community Matters scheme, where shoppers can choose how the supermarket splits a monthly £1,000 donation to three local charities by placing a green token into boxes.

As a result, £218 was raised for the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich.

The wildlife centre’s inclusion in the scheme was thanks … Continue reading…