Ten little ducks went swimming one day – but unlike the nursery rhyme it wasn’t over the hill and far away.

The duckling were spotted trapped two-feet down a drain on Saturday (12 May) at Heol Porth Teigr, Cardiff, with the member of public alerting the RSPCA.

On arrival RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Gary Lucas found the ducks down the drain sitting on mud as the drain was blocked.

He said: “The storm drain was outside the BBC Roath … Continue reading…

Calling all dog lovers in North Wales – make sure you don’t miss out on a paw-some fun day at RSPCA Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre on 20 May.

A ‘Fun Dog Show’ celebrating all dogs of shape and sizes will be taking place at the centre in Upper Colwyn Bay, on Sunday 20 May, between 11am until 4pm.

The day will include fun dog classes for all ages and types, dog agility, ‘rescue dog of the year’ competition, tombola, games, stalls, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA and World Horse Welfare are appealing for information after a pony was dumped in somebody’s BACKYARD in Stoke-on-Trent.

The young colt, who was skinny and covered in mites, was dumped in the backyard of a house in Ford Green Road on Friday 27 April.

The shocked homeowner, unsure what to do with the pony, contacted World Horse Welfare. Wanting the pony to be assessed urgently, World Horse Welfare field officer Rachel Andrews asked RSPCA inspector Charlotte Melvin, who … Continue reading…

Every wildlife assistant at Stapeley Grange must be capable of caring for any wildlife species that arrives at the centre, however its staff also have specialist knowledge of certain species. Jenny Derbyshire plays a leading role in rehabilitating badger cubs and is the ‘go-to person’ for all things badgers. Here she talks about her role, which has its challenges – but is always worthwhile.

At Stapeley Grange, I have what I believe to be the amazing role of rehabilitating badger … Continue reading…

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…. Continue reading…