RSPCA officers have abseiled 25-metres down a Swansea cliff edge to save a stranded sheep, with the dramatic rescue caught on camera.

The charity was alerted after members of the public spotted the sheep, trapped down a cliff in the Pitton area of Rhossili, in the Gower Peninsula.

An RSPCA rope rescue team attended and abseiled down the cliff to rescue the stranded animal.  The rescue was completed on 10 January.

The sheep was safely caught by RSPCA officers, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a guinea pig was abandoned in a carrier bag in the car park of a supermarket.

A member of the public found the small animal at Asda in Minworth, Sutton Coldfield, on Saturday evening, and contacted the RSPCA.

Inspector Kate Levesley collected the guinea pig and took him to a vet, where he was checked over.

Kate said: “This poor guinea pig had been put in a box, which was put inside an … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is reminding anglers to dispose of netting, lines and hooks after a crow was rescued after becoming entangled 25 foot high up a tree.

The crow was found entangled in the tree at Gaspard Place, Barry, on Friday (13 January).

RSPCA inspector Gemma Black said: “She was trapped in fishing line and was unable to get free. She was thrashing around upside down and must have been extremely distressed.”

South Wales Fire & Rescue Service attended and by … Continue reading…

An RSPCA wildlife centre in Cheshire is calling on animal-lovers who have a few hours to spare each week to join its volunteer team.

Stapeley Grange, in London Road, Nantwich, has a variety of volunteer roles for people to get stuck into.

The centre is holding a volunteers information evening on Thursday 25 January, at 6pm, where those interested are invited to go along and find out more.

Lee Stewart, manager of the centre, said: “We have lots of different … Continue reading…

An underweight puppy has been found abandoned in a cardboard box on the side of the road near Porthmadog.

A driver, who was travelling out of Porthmadog towards Criccieth on Saturday evening (13 January), made the shocking discovery after spotting a moving cardboard box on the verge of a small roundabout.

The passer by stopped to investigate and found a five to six month old female crossbreed – possibly a Staffordshire bull terrier cross type dog – inside. He then … Continue reading…