What a decade! From a technical seal rescue, a challenging horse cliff incident – to a cat stuck on a roof with a crisp packet on his head – there are so many memorable RSPCA Cymru rescues from the past 10 years.

As 2019 draws to a close, RSPCA Cymru has taken a look back at some of the most remarkable rescues from the past few years by the charity’s dedicated inspectorate who work on the frontline around the clock … Continue reading…

A fox has had a lucky escape after he was trapped by garden fencing in Penclawdd, Swansea.

The fox was found yesterday (30 December) after he had managed to get his back leg caught in a wire fence at a garden in West End Road.

RSPCA inspector Gemma Cooper attended at 11am following a call to the animal welfare charity.

She said: “Ironically the owners had purposely chosen sheep fencing for the garden in order to support the local wildlife … Continue reading…

Sunflower oil came to the rescue of a sheep stuck on a bridge in Merthyr Tydfil on Boxing Day.

RSPCA inspector Gemma Cooper was called to a bridge just off Pontycapel Road at Cefn Coed in Merthyr Tydfil on 26 December after a dog walker spotted the sheep in distress.

Gemma said: “Two of her legs were well and truly stuck in the grid of the bridge and would not budge with my strength alone so I asked the caller … Continue reading…

A heron had a lucky escape after being found hanging by his wing, caught by fishing line, in Llansamlet.

RSPCA Cymru has issued a reminder about the dangers of fishing litter to wildlife, after teaming-up with firefighters to rescue the distressed bird.

The animal welfare charity was alerted after the heron was spotted on Fendrod Lake on Monday (16 December).

Deep waters and access challenges mean the RSPCA had to enlist the support of the Mid and West Wales  Wales … Continue reading…

A kitten has been rescued by the RSPCA after being found in an industrial bin in Durham. 


The 10-week-old tortie and white female was heard meowing by a member of the public the day before she was found on Friday (20 December).


RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Shane Lynn got to the scene, in an alley off Providence Row, at 4.45pm. He said: “It seems incredibly unlikely that this kitten got into the bin on her own.

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