A fox cub thought to have fallen off a Penarth cliff has been rescued, and is undergoing rehabilitation ahead of a planned future return to the wild.
The charity was alerted after a member of the public found the male fox cub while walking in the town last Friday (4 May).
It was feared he may have been struggling with a broken leg, so the members of the public confined the fox club before safely transporting to a veterinary practice.
Fortunately, the fox cub was found to not have broken a bone – but did have some soft tissue damage, and was disorientated, indicating he may potentially have fallen from the cliff.
RSPCA Cymru transferred the fox cub to Vale Wildlife Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre in Tewkesbury on Tuesday (8 May), and it is hoped the animal can be returned to the wild in the near future.
Sian Burton, RSPCA animal welfare officer, said: “We’re very grateful to the members of the public who found this poor fox cub. We fear the poor thing may have fallen from a Penarth cliff.
“The cub was disorientated from the ordeal, and had some soft tissue damage, but fortunately wasn’t as badly injured as was initially thought.
“We’ve transferred the fox to Vale Wildlife Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre in Tewkesbury, for rehabilitation and care, in the hope he can be returned to the wild in the near future.”
If you wish to help RSPCA Cymru complete rescues such as this, you can donate online. The RSPCA is a charity and relies on public donations. If you encounter a wild animal you think needs help, call the RSPCA’s 24-hour emergency line on 0300 1234 999 or visit the RSPCA’s website.