Two grey seal pups rescued from Pembrokeshire in the Autumn have been released back into the wild, following a spell of care with the RSPCA.

The malnourished pups were initially rescued by Welsh Marine Life Rescue (WMLR) – before being transferred into the care of the RSPCA.

The first pup was rescued from Freshwater West and taken to RSPCA Mallydams Wood wildlife centre, in Fairlight, near Hastings on 14 October. The second – again rescued by WMLR – this time … Continue reading…

Wrexham County Borough Council has become North Wales’ first local authority to formally back RSPCA plans to mitigate the risks posed by fireworks to animals in the local area.

Councillors backed a host of measures on Wednesday (18 December) – which will help ensure pet owners in the local area can be prepared for the loud bangs associated with fireworks, while also promoting their responsible use, and raising awareness.

Wrexham’s action follows recent steps taken by Neath Port Talbot Council … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru rushed to the aid of a Cardiff fox trapped in a snare last night, which the animal welfare charity fears may have been illegally set.

The fox was trapped in a snare set at the base of a tree in the CF5 area of Cardiff – on an unnamed country road, and was discovered on Wednesday evening (18 December).

Setting a snare at the foot of a tree is not compliant with the Welsh Government’s voluntary code of Continue reading…

Eggnog the hamster will have a very happy Christmas after all – despite being abandoned in bitterly cold temperatures on the streets of Swansea.

The tiny Russian dwarf hamster was found by a family on the pavement outside their home in the Penllergaer area of the city.

RSPCA Cymru say it is “shocking” someone would dump a hamster like this – but are “over the moon” that Eggnog has been saved.

The hamster was found near a small pile of … Continue reading…

A striking image of penguins walking in the Falkland Islands – captured by a youngster from West Wales – has been awarded Runner Up prize in the Under 12s category of the prestigious RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2019. 

`March of the Penguins’  was taken by 8-year-old Michael Johnson-Browne from Haverfordwest, whose award-winning photo was singled out from thousands of entries.

Youngsters aged up to 18 years old had been invited to capture the animal kingdom on camera or a mobile … Continue reading…