An RSPCA animal care assistant is taking on one of Britain’s toughest outdoor challenges to raise money for animals in need.

Paul Marchant – who works at the RSPCA Newport Animal Centre – will take on the dizzy heights of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon within 24 hours.

The walk kicks off on 29 June – with Paul one of a few dozen participants taking on the ‘Charity Challenge‘ to raise money for various charities.

In total, … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is searching for the owner of a stray peacock in Bangor. 

The animal welfare charity was contacted today (30 May) after the peacock was spotted outside a Coed Y Castell property in the North Wales city.

No rings are visible on the bird, and members of the public report it has been losing some tail feathers.

The bird is flying to rooftops in the local area – and RSPCA Cymru is now on the search to locate the … Continue reading…

A pigeon had a remarkable escape after getting her wing impaled on bird spikes on the side of a Newport building.

RSPCA Cymru was notified after the lethargic, trapped pigeon was spotted with her wing impaled on a building’s bird deterrent, based on High Street in the city.

The bird was left dangling some 15-feet in the air, approximately one storey from the ground.

Officers from the charity attended, and called local firefighters from the South Wales Fire & Rescue … Continue reading…

The dangers netting can pose to wild birds has been highlighted after a gull became trapped and fatally injured in Cardiff.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted after the gull was seen trapped on netting attached to the Royal Mail’s Cardiff Mail Centre on Penarth Road, on May 3.

The gull was trapped approximately 18ft in the air, and the RSPCA enlisted the support of firefighters from the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, who used a hydraulic platform to access the … Continue reading…

A black and fawn pug has been found in a Lliswerry Park in a “devastating state” with injuries consistent with dog fighting.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after a member of the public spotted the struggling dog in Black Ash Park in Newport on 12 May.

The dog was unable to walk, and was covered in nasty wounds which vets thought were several days old, and potentially indicated fighting activity.

The pug was rushed to a local veterinary practice, where he … Continue reading…