Fox cub, Cardiff Service StationA lethargic fox cub has been rescued from a Cardiff service station by RSPCA Cymru.

The lone cub was spotted struggling at the Welcome Break service area, on Malthouse Avenue at the Cardiff Gate Business Park on 2 May.

RSPCA Cymru attended and found the confused and disorientated cub hidden behind an electrical equipment box. He was making no attempt to move, despite concerned members of the public standing at arms length.

The fox was rescued, and transferred to RSPCA West Hatch Wildlife Centre in Taunton, where his rehabilitation is ongoing and the cub’s body weight has already increased by almost 50 per cent. He is doing well, and has been mixed into a group with three others.

RSPCA animal collection officer Fiona Thomas said: “This fox cub was in a bad way, and urgently needed help.

“We’re so grateful to the member of the public who spotted the cub and alerted us to this wild animal’s plight. We think he might’ve been an orphan.

“Thankfully, we were able to rescue him and transfer him to our specialist facilities for rehabilitation – with care now ongoing, and the cub progressing well. He was 1.1kg on arrival, but has quickly increased in weight to 1.6kg.

“Rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife is a big part of what we do. This fox cub found alone at a Cardiff service station is just one example of the wild animals in need of help that we rescue throughout the year.”

Should you wish to help the RSPCA complete rescues such as these, you can donate online. For more information about what to do if you find a wild animal in need of help, please visit the RSPCA’s website.