RSPCA Cymru teamed-up with South Wales Fire & Rescue Service to tend to a gull who was horribly caught by a Newport television aerial.

Officers from the animal welfare charity were alerted after the troubled gull was spotted on Alma Street in Newport on Sunday (17 June).

An RSPCA animal collection officer attended the scene, and enlisted the support of firefighters after the gull was found to be hanging by his wing from the aerial.

Fire service personnel accessed the Continue reading…

Schoolchildren found eighteen unwell baby rabbits abandoned in a box in Wrexham.

They were discovered on the evening of Friday 14 June under a tree near the West Circle.

RSPCA inspector Kia Thomas said a report came in on the following day (Saturday 15 June) after they were kindly taken home by the caller.

She said: “This is a very sad and shocking incident where 18 bunnies were found abandoned in a box under a tree. They were left to … Continue reading…

A parakeet was an unusual visitor to a Cardiff hospital on Tuesday (19 June).

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the bird flew into a kitchen at Ronald McDonald House Charities at the University Hospital of Wales – known commonly as Heath Hospital – at around 2.45pm.

The bird was safely confined, before the animal welfare charity attended to rescue the stray bird. Fortunately, the surprise hospital visitor has now been checked over by a veterinarian and is doing well in … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a duck was shot by a crossbow bolt in Buckley, Flintshire.

The injured duck was found near Buckley Common and was reported to the RSPCA on 12 June.

RSPCA inspector Rachael Davies, who rescued the duck, said: “Shockingly this duck appears to have been shot with the arrow going straight through his leg, which would have been by a crossbow bolt, possibly a pistol-crossbow bolt.

“Luckily it went through the top of his … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has given a warm welcome to a new Welsh Government announcement which could lead to “significant progress” in enhancing animal welfare standards across the country.

In a wide-ranging statement, Lesley Griffiths, the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs this afternoon (June 19) outlined her future plans for companion animal welfare in the National Assembly for Wales.

The Welsh Government confirmed it will work the Animal Welfare Network for Wales to explore whether the introduction of Codes … Continue reading…